This has been a highly exciting summer of transfer activity for Celtic as Ange Postecoglou has continued his trend of relentlessly improving the squad.
A plethora of new faces have been signed by Celtic this time around as well with Cameron Carter-Vickers and Jota both sealing permanent switches.
Aaron Mooy and Moritz Jenz were both confirmed yesterday, adding to prior acquisitions in Alexandro Bernabei and Benjamin Siegrist.
Yet, further business appears to be unlikely. That’s the word of Football Scotland editor, Mark Hendry.
Taking to Twitter, he said: “For now I’m hearing business is finished. Obviously Matt O’Riley in January is proof that things can change but Celtic happy with what they’ve done right now.”
Celtic have prioritised well over the summer months and have welcomed some fabulous players to Parkhead.
Carter-Vickers and Jota were part of the SPFL-winning side of last term so already know the Postecoglou way.
Furthermore, Siegrist has experience in Scotland, while Bernabei adds to a somewhat problematic area on the left-hand side of defence.
Every area of the first team picture has been strengthened this summer but one; the striking department.
Both Kyogo Furuhashi and Giorgios Giakoumakis had an injury-hit debut campaign with the Hoops while another permanent signing this summer in Daizen Maeda has a tendency to run hot and cold.
As a consequence, the idea of not signing another player, not least one of an offensive persuasion, is something that will undoubtedly leave supporters gutted.
Postecoglou has the perfect opportunity to build on the success of last season by signing a striker who won’t only provide the team with goals, but also a healthy injury record.
With bitter rivals Rangers strengthening in that third of the pitch, adding Antonio Colak and Tom Lawrence to their ranks, it is now of utmost importance that Celtic look to sign a striker.
Of course, the Bhoys still comfortably won the 2021/22 league title but there is a sense that Postecoglou and his transfer team need to add more out and out firepower to continue their dominance again next term.
As such, the idea that their business is now done and dusted will surely leave supporters somewhat gutted.