Neil Lennon issued a transfer update ahead of the Nomme Kalju game, and the Celtic fans are far from pleased.
The Celts boss claimed that they will look to strengthen the squad further after the two-legged clash with the Estonian champions, and also reminded everyone to be patient as transfers are “a slow process” and quality is what’s important.
“If you can negotiate this tie then we can hopefully look at strengthening the side going into the third round. It can be a slow process at times but you want quality,” he said.
The club did, however, announce the signing Hatem Abd Elhamed on Wednesday, shortly after the gaffer’s comments.
The Israeli utility man joins Christopher Jullien, Luca Connell and Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo in coming to Parkhead this summer. His arrival takes the club’s spending to around £12m this window as they look to replicate the success of last season.
But Lennon’s update has worried fans, who would like bodies through the door as soon as possible.
The supporters have seen right-backs Mikael Lustig, Jeremy Toljan and Cristian Gamboa leave the club this summer, yet Abd Elhamed, who is not a specialised right-back, has been the only replacement brought in thus far.
Here’s how the supporters reacted on Twitter…
Heard it all before……
— Tambo Unchained ??????? (@ThomasTambo) July 23, 2019
Says the same thing every week we are looking, fed up hearing Sam e garbage get it done or get out
— James (@jameshewitt380) July 23, 2019
We’re going to beat Nomme Kalju, get folk in so that they’ve had a week or 2 of integration prior to round 3. Anyone bought at the end of round 2 will not be up to speed for round 3.
Let’s stop rolling the dice on our CL qualification hopes and buy a RB.
— Sean Hamilton (@seanhammy85) July 23, 2019
— KT CSC GLASGOW (@Joyceybhoy1985) July 23, 2019
We needed an improved Right Back 2 seasons ago. This is absolutely incredible that we still can’t get one ‘over the line’. How far down the list must we be now?
— Stephen (@HughesStephrn) July 23, 2019
— Stef1888 (@stef18881) July 23, 2019
— DC (@DeclanCarroll94) July 23, 2019
Rehashed from previous windows. We never learn.
— David (@dts_2k11) July 23, 2019