Rodgers delivers January transfer update, admits new faces needed after double deal confirmed
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that he is hoping to bring more new faces to Celtic in January.
He has already brought in centre-back Marvin Compper from Red Bull Leipzig and Lewis Morgan from St Mirren.
However, Morgan was loaned straight back out to St Mirren in a double deal, and Rodgers has confirmed that Compper shouldn’t be the only new face in Celtic for the second half of the season.
Talking to CelticTV as quoted by the Scottish Sun, Rodgers said, “There’s still some work to be done for us if we think it’s the right thing to do.
“Young Kundai [Benyu] needed to go and play games so going to Oldham will be good for him and his development.
“Young Lewis is a player that I’ve admired since I’ve been up here, when he played against us, playing for Scotland Under-21s and St Mirren.
“And I think Marvin was the natural one, with the possibility of losing one of our centre-halves, I thought it was important to bring someone not just for now, but for the next few years.”
Football Insider verdict:
It looks like Celtic are going to hold onto Moussa Dembele until at least the summer, so Rodgers has got things sewn up on the attacking front. However, another new centre-back and a goalkeeper would be shrewd business if Rodgers can find the right faces for the right money. Compper should do the business but Celtic are now entering new territory, with European football after Christmas, and a Premiership that’s proving a little bit tougher than last season. They’ve still got enough to get the job done, domestically at least, but greater depth in the squad would be ideal, especially in defence.
In other Celtic news, Liam Henderson is on trial with Italian side Bari
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