Having completed the ‘Double Treble’ in 2016/17 and 2017/18, a number of Celtic players such as Moussa Dembélé and Kieran Tierney are likely to be in high demand this summer and could make moves away from Celtic Park.
If there are departures, Brendan Rodgers will have to move quickly to fill the gaps. He will also no doubt be keen to make signings to improve the quality and competition in the Hoops’ squad in order to stave off any pressure from resurgent city rivals Rangers.
We asked Celtic fans who they thought the club should be targeting in this summer’s transfer window. Here’s their favourites from our poll…
Hull striker Hernandez managed eight goals and two assists in just 10 Championship matches during a season blighted by injury last time out.
However, after rejecting a new contract with the Tigers the Uruguayan is looking for a fresh challenge. Heavily linked with Leeds, Hernandez would certainly bring goals if Celtic could bring him north and would be a perfect replacement if they do lose Moussa Dembélé.
Valued at £5.4m by Transfermarkt, Newcastle’s imposing central defender Chancel Mbemba only started seven times in the Premier League last season for Rafa Benitez. As a result, The Chronicle have reported that the 23-year-old has been told to source a new club for next season.
With many Celtic fans questioning Dedryck Boyata’s ability at the back, it is no surprise to see a central defender on their wish-list of signings.
Hibernian and Scotland midfielder McGinn is one of those coveted central midfielders that can crunch into a tackle as well as picking out a key pass for his side.
The 23-year-old won the Scottish Championship Player of the Season in 2016/17 as Hibs were promoted back to the top tier and played 30 league games last season, chipping in with five goals and four assists.
The Scottish Sun recently reported that Derby boss Frank Lampard is a fan of McGinn and that the Rams are preparing a £3m bid. Rodgers and Celtic will have to move quickly if there is any chance of them securing the services of McGinn for next season.
It seems as though most of the Celtic fans that answered our poll will have been sleeping well recently as the club have already wrapped up the club-record signing of former loanee Odsonne Edouard from French champions PSG.
BBC Sport reported that the fee was over £8m for the man who scored 11 goals in 29 appearances for the Hoops last season and who came top of our poll.
Check out the full results here…
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