Celtic are planning to strengthen all areas of their team in this summer’s transfer window – apart from at right-back.
As revealed by this site yesterday, manager Neil Lennon has made a new left-back his team’s number one priority when the season ends.
A Celtic source has told Football Insider that the club’s recruitment team are looking to go further by compiling targets lists for virtually every other position.
Manager Neil Lennon is clear the squad requires reinforcements even though they were on course for a remarkable fourth consecutive domestic treble before the postponement of the football season.
One position in which the manager is happy with his options is at right-back.
The Hoops recruited three players in that position last summer and 19-year-old Jeremie Frimpong has been a revelation.
In addition to a new left-back, Celtic are set to be in the market to strengthen in the goalkeeper, centre-back, central midfield, attacking midfield and centre-forward positions.
The Hoops are set to assess multiple targets before narrowing down their shortlists.
Much will depend upon how much money is available to Lennon and director of football Nicky Hammond to spend on new talent.
The failure to reach the Champions League group stages earlier in the season as well as an early Europa League exit means Celtic will be under pressure to sell one of their prize assets for a third consecutive summer.
Moussa Dembele was sold to Lyon for £19million in 2018 and Kieran Tierney joined Arsenal for £25m a year later.
It is increasingly likely that Odsonne Edouard will leave this summer after his outstanding season that makes him hot favourite to win the Scottish player of the year award.
He has rebuffed Celtic attempts to hold talks over a new contract and will enter the final two years of his deal in the summer.
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