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Celtic’s predicted XI after transfer deadline day

It’s safe to say that the January transfer window has been a rather drab affair for Celtic.

Considering they’re such a distance behind Rangers in their quest for ten in a row, you’d have expected them to be a bit more active in the market.

That being said, they have left all of their business until the very last minute.

Neil Lennon admitted before their clash with Hamilton this week that the club were on the verge of signing two new players.

The names of which haven’t been revealed but despite that, we’ve put together a predicted XI of how their starting XI could look once deadline day is done and dusted.

We’re tipping the Bhoys to make as many as three new signings in the remaining days of the window.

Two of those additions come at the back where recruitments have been needed all season long. The Hoops shipped 19 strikes in just six Europa League outings which tells you all you need to know of their plight defensively.

How many signings do Celtic need?

One

One

Two

Two

Three

Three

Four or more

Four or more

With that in mind, we reckon they’ll add to their ranks at left-back where Josh Doig is being tracked by the Hoops. Celtic, Leicester and Manchester City are all eyeing a move for the Hibernian youngster and if Lennon wins the race, he should slot straight in on the left-hand side.

Another transfer is in the middle of the back four. Motherwell’s Declan Gallagher has been interesting the Glaswegians this month and dreams of a move to Celtic. If he was signed, it would be unsurprising if he replaced the error-prone Shane Duffy instantly.

A final change to Celtic’s XI sees Giannelli Imbula slot into their midfield next to Ismaila Soro. It’s been suggested in recent days that the former Stoke man has been offered to the Hoops on a free transfer.

He’s out of contract at the moment so could be a straightforward signing to wrap up in the coming days. That being said, if he did come to Glasgow, it would surely be the end of the road for Lennon favourite Scott Brown.

Crucially, however, is that Odsonne Edouard leads the line still. He has been one of the strikers targeted by West Ham United over the last week or so but we think he’ll remain with Celtic at least until the end of the season.

AND in other news, Celtic struck genius deal with £10k-p/w titan who’s “grabbing the bull by the horns”…

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