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Celtic need to get moving to kickstart summer transfer window

Celtic need to get moving to kickstart summer transfer window

Celtic are safely through to the next qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League with a victory over Alashkert.

The Hoops took a 3-0 lead back to Scotland for the second-leg and took an early lead through Moussa Dembele. Jozo Simunovic was given his marching orders minutes later before Dembele grabbed his second from the penalty spot. A late goal from James Forrest sealed the victory and set up a clash against Rosenborg.

If Celtic are to progress in the Champions League, Brendan Rodgers needs to strengthen his squad this summer. The Hoops are yet to make a significant signing despite landing Odsonne Eduoard and Scott Bain on permanent deals. With Rangers bringing in nine new players, it’s time for Celtic to open their chequebook.

A great signing could be Cruzeiro midfielder – Giorgian de Arrascueta. Valued at £8.1m by Transfermarkt, landing the 24-year-old would be a huge statement on intent from the Scottish champions. De Arrascueta is considered one of the most promising attacking midfielders emerging from South America.

His performances earned him a place in Uruguay’s World Cup squad, and he made two appearances in Russia. De Arrascueta is known for his expert dribbling and close control that makes him a defender’s nightmare. He is also deadly from set-pieces.

The Uruguayan would add some creativity to the Celtic midfielder as they look to retain their title next year.

Celtic fans, thoughts?

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