A lot was made of Celtic’s defeat in the first leg of a Champion’s League qualifier last week, with the side losing 1-0 to Semi-Professional Gibraltarian side Lincoln Red Imps – with the result described as an embarrassment for the new Celtic boss.
Last night Rodgers and Celtic were able to atone for that defeat, beating the side 3-0 as they cruised through to the next round of qualifying.
Following the victory, Rodgers spoke of the need to bring in new players, and in particular placed an emphasis on the need to bring in players BEFORE the next round of the competition – which begins next week.
As a result, the clubs are expected to bring in at least a couple of new players before the game, as they look to back Rodgers and begin his revolution in charge of the Scottish club.
With that, here are FIVE Celtic signings that could kick-start Brendan Rodgers’ revolution
One target that Celtic are reportedlty looking at is Shane Duffy, with Brendan Rodgers set to up his interest in the player over the coming days.
The Celtic defense has been a bit of a problem for the new boss thus far, with a number of injuries in his defensive line hampering his start as boss.
The Belfast Telegraph are running with this story, and the generally reliable source are suggesting that the club are looking at Duffy as a genuine target, with the young defender impressing in the last couple of years.
They will have to fight off Premier League interest from sides including Swansea, but the allure of Celtic FC and the prospect of Champion’s League Football might be enough to convince the young defender to make his way to Scotland.
Another player that Rodgers is reportedly looking for is Euro 2016 star Chris Gunter.
The Reading defender was one of the stars of the tournament for an impressive Welsh side, and a potential move was rumoured for him throughout the tournament.
Now it seems that Celtic might be about to capture him, with WalesOnline suggesting that the club are set to trigger the £1 million release clause in his contract.
A relatively low cost, high reward option for Celtic – he would be a great signing.
According to the Daily Mail, Celtic are also reportedly interested in Heerenveen central defender Jeremiah St. Juste.
The young defender has been brought through the ranks at his current club, and offers pace and agility across the defensive line. He has also been known to be able to fill in across the midfield.
Whilst he is a relatively unknown quantity, and not much is known about Celtic’s interest; judging by his performances last season with his current side – he would do well in Scotland.
More of an attacking option now, and it seems that Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is looking back to his olding stomping grounds in The Premier League in search of new talent.
Scott Sinclair was a star under Rodgers whilst he was Swansea boss, and whilst he has struggled since that point, in particular with a failed move to Manchester City, the talent is definitely there. And Rodgers knows how to get the best out of him.
The Daily Mail are suggesting that Sinclair is a target that Rodgers sees as a realistic one, and he hopes that a deal can be wrapped up in the coming days.
If Rodgers can get the best out of him for the suggest fee of £5 million, it would be a real bargain.
Twitter was abuzz a few days ago with reports that Celtic had put a bid in for Bartosz Kapustka; but sources for that went flat.
What does seem clear however is that Celtic do have concrete interest in the player, who impressed as Poland’s stand out player during the sides run to the Quarter Finals of the Premier League.
The report of a bid came from CelticPoland writer ThePolishTim, and whilst this has been proven false, the deal could still happen. And it is one that Celtic fans would no doubt be pleased with.
— Alan Steczko (@ThePolishTim) July 19, 2016