Celtic already have a couple of more signings ‘lined up’ for January, according to manager Ange Postecoglou.
The Lowdown: After Kobayashi
The Scottish Premiership outfit announced that Yuki Kobayashi had penned a five-year contract with the club and was set to link up with his teammates for the first time next month, though reports have revealed that he won’t be able to play until January.
The World Cup break will present the hierarchy with the perfect opportunity to identify any potential targets that they want to add to their squad, and the boss has now hinted that there could be a few fresh faces walking through the doors in the New Year.
The Latest: Postecoglou’s comments
Speaking to the Daily Record, Postecoglou shared an exciting update for Hoops supporters revealing that he’s been watching players in action in Qatar, with a ‘couple’ ready to make the move. He said:
“I’ll watch it (the World Cup). It’s one of those events you get engrossed in when it comes around. There are always great stories and we’ve got a few participants in there. There might be a couple of others I’m looking at as well…
“It’s fair to say there’s a couple lined up.
“It’s how we’ve done things and how I believe we need to be. It’s how I’m built. I don’t like rushing around last minute. It’s not always the case. Matt O’Riley we did in three days last year.
“We saw an opportunity and moved really quickly. We need to be agile when we need to and when we don’t, we can methodically plan to make sure we get things done. If we can get guys early, once January 1 hits they are already part of this football club.”
The Verdict: Correct decision
Celtic couldn’t wish to be in a better position than they currently are with a nine-point lead over their rivals at the top of the table, but the decision to bolster their ranks further is the right one.
There are still a significant number of fixtures remaining between now and the end of the season and you never know what kind of injuries may occur so you can never have too many in the building.
The Bhoys will only target players that they feel will strengthen their side, and Ange will be hoping that they can help contribute to earning him a second consecutive league title.
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