Celtic have been extremely quiet in the transfer window thus far.
Brendan Rodgers has made just two signings after Celtic completed the domestic treble last season. After impressing on loan, former PSG forward Odsonne Eduoard became Celtic’s record signing by making his stay in Scotland permanent. The former Liverpool boss also brought Scott Bain to the club on a free transfer.
On the other hand, Steven Gerrard has made ten new signings at Rangers and is on the lookout for more. If Celtic want to retain their title, they must strengthen their squad. Unlike English clubs, the reigning champions will have until August 31st to finalise new deals meaning there is no rush to conclude their business.
One man Celtic need to sign this summer is Manchester City defender – Jason Denayer. Valued at £2.7m by Transfermarkt, the Belgian is no stranger to the SPFL having spent a season on loan at Celtic Park back in 2015. Denayer was a key player for the Hoops, making 29 appearances as they lifted both the Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup. The defender was also handed the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award.
The 23-year-old spent last season on loan at Galatasaray and collected a Turkish League winners medal. He will be offloaded by Manchester City this summer. Celtic should be at the front of the queue for his signature as Rodgers is desperate to improve his defence. The Bhoys have a great relationship with City with Patrick Roberts, Olivier Ntcham and Dedryck Boyata all making a move up north in the past which could give Rodgers the advantage in the race for his services.
A confident, ball-playing centre-back – Denayer is the perfect fit for Celtic.
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