By Harvey Byrne
Former midfielder Murdo MacLeod believes that Celtic need to bring in experienced mid-twenties players to add to his squad this summer.
The Hoops have dominated Scottish football this season and are still on for a domestic treble, while also looking to complete their league campaign unbeaten.
Their next aim will be to make an impact in the Champions League after they were dumped out of the group stage earlier in the season and manager Brendan Rodgers will be casting his eye over players who he believes are capable.
Now, MacLeod belives that Rodgers will make three or four “very decent signings” in the next window and has told that the manager needs to bring in players around the age of 25 who have plenty of experience of first team football.
“Hopefully this summer he can bring in a few players, and I think he will make three or four very decent signings,” told MacLeod, as quoted by the Ladbrokes website.
“But he needs experience. And by that I don’t mean a 30-year-old or 31-year-old, I’m talking about a 24-year-old or 25-year-old who has 150, maybe 200 first-team games under their belt.
“Scott Sinclair is the perfect example, and there are bound to be players in England who will have seen what Scott has achieved this year.
“He’s played in the Champions League, he’s got 60,000 fans chanting his name week in, week out. There’s bound to be a few players in England who want a piece of that, and Celtic can offer them than.
“Brendan knows the English game and the set-up very well of course, so I’m looking forward to seeing the quality he brings in this summer.”
Rodgers brought in five players last summer, including experienced quartet Kolo Toure, Scott Sinclair, Dorus de Vries and Cristian Gamboa.
Young starlet Moussa Dembele also made the switch to Fulham and the 20-year-old has proven a huge success in Scotland with 32 strikes and nine assists in 49 outings in all competitions this season.
So, despite MacLeod’s comments Rodgers wills surely be scouring the market for another gem to come into his team who can also grow at the club.
In other Celtic transfer news, Bertie Auld has urged this 25-year-old to remain at the club.