Celtic have had a mixed start with Ange Postecoglou as manager. On one hand, there are a lot of positives to take from the pre-season friendlies and the first leg of the UEFA Champions League second round qualifier against FC Midtjylland.
But on the other, it is also clear that there are a number of positions in the squad that they need to strengthen in. And they will have to do that quickly, considering that pre-season is already over.
As reported by the Daily Mail, right-back is the priority right now. But Postecoglou also wants a holding midfielder, another centre-back and another winger.
Interestingly, a striker, a left-back or a goalkeeper have not been named. And one would feel that these are also positions that the club might need to strengthen in if they are to challenge for the Premiership title this season. But it looks like they might be looking to make additions in other areas of the pitch first.
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Celtic need to strengthen in a number of areas over the course of the summer transfer window
Goalkeeping has been a worry for the Hoops for quite some time now. Vasilis Barkas made a good start to pre-season but has made a few mistakes recently. Scott Bain has not been able to show that he can be the long-term answer between the posts either. And at this point of time, it does not look like Conor Hazard will be the number one this season.
Thus, goalkeeping is an area that the Hoops might very well need to strengthen in soon. And the same can be said about striker as well, with Odsonne Edouard having just a year left on his current deal and being linked with a move away from Parkhead this summer.
Left-back is also an area that the club should consider making an addition in, with neither Greg Taylor nor Boli Bolingoli being very impressive during their time at the club till now. But it will be important to have patience as it is not easy to bring in some many players quickly, especially in the current situation and if the club are able to strengthen in the majority of these positions, it should be considered as a massive positive.