Celtic backed to make two first team additions before FC Midtjylland clash

By Frank McAvennie

6th Jul, 2021 | 1:30pm

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Frank McAvennie is predicting Celtic will make two signings before their first clash against FC Midtjylland on 20th July.

The former Hoops hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claims Ange Postecoglou will want some his own players in the side for his new side’s vital clash.

Celtic face FC Midtjylland in the preliminary rounds of the Champions League.

The first leg is just two weeks away with the second clash set to be played a week later.

As it stands, Celtic have only announced one signing this summer as Osaze Urhodhide joined from Sheffield Wednesday.

McAvennie insists Celtic won’t rush into the transfer market but claims a pair of new faces could be at the club for the 20th July clash.

“I think he can get two in before that game,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“I wouldn’t think there will be loads. There’s still a lot of time left in the transfer window.

“He will want some elements of his own squad in there, even if that’s one or two players.

“He has to concentrate and speak to Dom McKay. From what I hear, McKay is speaking to the targets and people on the radar.

“They need a centre half. I know they have the young boy from Sheffield Wednesday but he’s not going straight into that team.”

The Hoops are facing a rebuild after a disastrous 2020-21 campaign.

New boss Postecoglou is set to oversee Celtic’s Wales training camp in the coming days as he assesses his new squad.

In other news, Pundit tells Celtic to complete signing of £4m-valued ‘Destroyer’ after Source’s update.