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18th Apr, 2018 | 5:01pm

Two massive summer signings needed to guarantee Celtic success

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There is no doubt that Brendan Rodgers has been a massive success for Celtic since he arrived at the club in May 2016.

A domestic treble in his first season, an unbeaten British record of 69 domestic matches, then standing on the verge of another domestic treble in his second season is truly a phenomenal achievement.

But there is one record that Rodgers will have to improve on, and it isn’t the Hoops in Europe – it is his transfer business.

In his time as Hoops boss, the only two players that he has signed that have been unequivocal successes are Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair.

Dembele, who was signed at a snip for £500,000, had a phenomenal first season, scoring 32 goals and has popped up with some vital goals this season, whilst Sinclair was deservedly named player of the year last season, and is top scorer this season.

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Kolo Toure did well for a brief spell, but apart from that though, there are question marks over the rest, although the summer signing of Olivier Ntcham for £4.5million from Manchester City is starting to look like money well spent.

But as for the likes of Cristian Gamboa and Dorus de Vries, they same like a waste of money, not to mention the likes of Marvin Compper and Charly Musonda, who have rarely featured.

If the Hoops want to make an impact in the Champions League then Rodgers has to spend the money he is given by the Hoops board wisely.

Two massive signings will be better than four or five mid-price players. Whatever the policy that is adapted the Hoops will have to get it right, as a good signing or two could all but guarantee a place in the Champions League group stages.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops should still sell Dedryck Boyata in the summer

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