With the Europa League Group Stage and Scottish Cup Final behind them, Celtic will turn its eyes toward the January transfer window.
Celtic’s depth has been tested this season, but has passed nearly all of them with flying colors. Depth allowed the Hoops to cruise through the Europa League Group Stage, and that same depth allowed the Bhoys to win the Scottish League Cup final. But, now Celtic must add to that legendary depth if it wishes to make a deep run in both the Europa and domestic league.
Perhaps the biggest need for the club is the addition of a new striker. Vakoun Issouf Bayo has been injured, and Leigh Griffiths‘ status has been in question. Furthermore, Odsonne Edouard, Celtic’s superstar has been injured, and appears to not be invincible. That has left the Hoops in the odd position of using Lewis Morgan as their out-of-place striker. It has worked, which speaks volumes about their depth, but it isn’t a long-term solution.
So now, the Hoops must determine what their course of action will be once the transfer window opens in just two weeks. The obvious is that the Hoops will add, not subtract, especially with their current success in Europe, and with Rangers lurking just behind them,
“We have got a meeting on Tuesday and we’ll have a look at the options we have available there.”
One thing is for certain, despite who gets brought in to the club to help reinforce for some deep runs, there may two players who are on their way out. Scott Sinclair and Craig Gordon have expressed the desire to see playing time, even if that means it’s not with the Hoops.