NO BIG NAMES
Celtic are unlikely to have any big names during the January transfer window according to the manager Neil Lennon. The club will be maintaining a prudent transfer policy throughout the 2013 season according to the manager. Celtic have already seen their arch rivals Rangers suffered a lot of problems as result of spending beyond their means.
This has also been witness to be a lot of Scottish clubs, who have since tightened their purses. As a result, the current leaders of the Scottish Premier league will not be making any significant additions to the squad during January. Celtic have a slight advantage over the chasing pack in terms of the league table.
They also have a last 16 Champions League tie against the Italian champions Juventus to look forward during February and March. Hence, there was a suggestion that Lennon will be interested in dipping into the transfer window. The manager, though, is extremely content with the squad he has at his disposal. Celtic have in the past brought in several high-profile signings during the January transfer window like Robbie Keane and Craig Bellamy. Lennon has said that his main priority is to see players like Anthony Stokes and Kris Commons become 100% fit once again.
“I would not do that make marquee signings. I do not think there’s any need. We have to be prudent. That has worked for us over the past couple of years and we feel that is the right way to go. I need left-sided players, either a winger or a left-back, because we definitely are short in that department. However, I think what my players are doing now is creating their own names,” said the Celtic manager, whose team have started 2013 in a strong fashion by winning the match against Motherwell 1-0 at home.