Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has confirmed that he is working on multiple transfer targets for Brendan Rodgers.
Talking in an extensive interview on the Celtic Underground podcast, Lawwell also admitted that the majority of business would probably get done towards the end of the transfer window.
“We are always looking for targets,” Lawwell said.
“There are a number of positions Brendan wants to strengthen [this summer] and we’re working on these now.
“That’s all part of it, it’s the thrill of the job.
We understand the wants of the manager and the positions he wants to bring in to make the club better.
“We go out and look relentlessly for candidates for these positions… Most of the business is done towards the end of the window because players and clubs are weighing up their options, but a lot of planning goes in before this.”
Football Insider verdict:
Lawwell gives a fascinating interview and it’s great to hear him being so open about Celtic and the machinations that go on behind the scenes at the biggest club in Scotland. His comments will give Celtic fans cheer that while Rangers are making all the headlines in the transfer market, being linked to new players on a daily basis, Celtic are busy working hard and know who they want to bring in. He’s also tempered Celtic fans’ expectations by admitting that most of the significant business will be done towards the end of the transfer window. Odsonne Edouard might be the, erm, odd one out here with a report in the Daily Mail saying that a deal was close to signing the on-loan striker for a fee of £5million. That would be a very astute bit of business from Lawwell, and the report claims there’s a deadline of June 16 to complete this deal. Presumably, that’s to give PSG the time to sort out an alternative if the Celtic deal falls through. Lawwell mentioned multiple positions that Brendan Rodgers wants to strengthen and also hinted that there could be outgoings as well. With the World Cup finals and the transfer window, there’s to be no let up for football fans this summer.
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