Celtic should turn their attention to Joe Lolley in the summer transfer window

Celtic should turn their attention to Joe Lolley in the summer transfer window

Brendan Rodgers hinted that Celtic may not be able to complete a permanent deal for Oliver Burke in the summer.

The forward joined the club on loan from West Brom in January and has been an instant impact in his homeland. Rodgers has used the forward as the central striker and Burke has responded with three goals in his first six games for the Hoops. The former Liverpool manager admitted that it was unlikely that Celtic would keep the forward beyond the summer as the Baggies are unlikely to part ways with their £15m signing from RB Leipzig.

Plenty of loan players will depart Celtic Park in the summer meaning Rodgers could look to bolster his options in the final third. Timothy Weah will return to Paris St Germain and Leigh Griffiths’ future remains unclear. A strong European campaign could hand Celtic a larger budget to target new recruits.

One man the Northern Irishman should seek to recruit is Nottingham Forest hotshot – Joe Lolley. Valued at just £450k by Transfermarkt, the 26-year-old has been a key man for the Reds since joining from Huddersfield in January 2018. Lolley has been one of the top performers in the Championship this season and has attracted interest from Premier League clubs as a result

The Englishman has found the back of the net eight times in all competitions as well as notching eight assists for his team-mates. Lolley has been the creative force for his team this season, averaging 1.5 key passes per game this season. The winger is a fantastic dribbler, averaging two successful dribbles game, and his eye for goal would add another dimension to the Hoops attack (WhoScored).

Lolley is a player that suits Rodgers’ system to a tee and would be a fantastic summer signing.

Celtic fans, thoughts?

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