Having claimed the Scottish Premiership title last term for the tenth time in the last 11 seasons, Celtic appear keen to ensure that dominance continues by bolstering Ange Postecoglou’s squad even further this summer, with the 56-year-old having worked wonders in the transfer market last term.
As for the current window, the Old Firm giants have wrapped up the permanent signings of Daizen Maeda and Cameron Carter-Vickers, while recent reports have suggested that fellow loanee Jota could also be set for a long-term stay at Parkhead.
At left-back, Lanus youngster Alexandro Bernabei appears to be edging ever closer to a move to Glasgow, with the Hoops seemingly keen to add increased cover and competition across the park, ahead of another campaign that will see them compete both domestically and in Europe – this time in the Champions League.
An additional name who has also emerged as a potential acquisition to help bolster the ranks is former Aberdeen teenager Calvin Ramsay, despite the 18-year-old having only just signed on a £6.5m deal for Premier League powerhouse, Liverpool.
According to the Mirror, Postecoglou and co are interested in securing a loan move for the young Scot this summer, having seen his talents first-hand during his spell at Pittodrie.
Although the current belief is that the Anfield outfit won’t sanction a temporary departure for their new arrival, Celtic are seemingly ready to pounce should that situation change in the coming weeks and months, prior to the start of next term.
One factor in any decision regarding the £540k-rated gem’s short-term future could be the presence of fellow right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold at the Merseyside outfit, with the England international no doubt set to restrict the game time of his new teammate, such is his status at the club.
Ramsay is, however, tipped to emulate the 23-year-old in the coming years, with the player himself admitting that he is “similar” to the Reds’ academy graduate due to his style of play – a bold claim considering the more senior man has racked up a remarkable 45 top-flight assists in recent years and won a host of major honours.
That admission will no doubt pique the interest of those back at Parkhead, with the Scottish champions potentially set to have the next Alexander-Arnold on their hands, should a temporary deal be agreed.
Although it is still early days, the evidence would suggest that the “exciting” starlet – as he has been dubbed by Dons’ boss Jim Goodwin – possesses the same attacking intent as his new colleague, having chipped in with one goal and nine assists in his 33 appearances in all competitions last term.
That tally is better than the goal contributions of Josip Juranovic (7) – and just shy of Anthony Ralston’s 14 goals and assists – with the promising talent likely to be able to challenge both men were he to be signed in the current window.
Dubbed a “special player” by pundit Willie Miller, the Scotland U21 international looks set to have a bright future ahead of him under Jurgen Klopp, although in the short-term he could well be better served earning regular minutes at Celtic Park.