Neil Lennon’s number two, John Kennedy, has revealed what Celtic’s approach will be when the transfer market window opens after the 2019/20 season was finally called to a halt and the Hoops awarded the Scottish Premiership title.
In a report in The Daily Record, Kennedy pinpoints the factors that will play an important role in shaping Lennon’s squad as the bid for an historic 10-in-a-row next term:
“We’ll probably look at two or three signings to keep things fresh.
“We’ve got a strong squad and we’re really happy about that, but you’re always looking to see what can make us better.
“We want to keep our best players, keep the core of the group. The only thing that would change that is if we get a huge offer that demands we consider it plus a player wanting to go.
“But we’re not certainly looking to let our best players go. because they’ve been very important for us.”
Technically, Celtic have already lost key members of the title winning squad with Fraser Forster and Mohamed Elyounoussi returning to Southampton, however, there remains hope that they will both return on permanent deals.
Craig Gordon and Jonny Hayes have been important members of Lennon’s squad in recent years but, as yet, their future’s remain unclear, however there are players who will be more important to retain if the Hoops are to secure their place in history.
Odsonne Edouard and Kristoffer Ajer continue to be linked with Premier League clubs and with Olivier Ntcham also tipped to move south, the hierarchy at Parkhead have a major decision to make with regards to their priorities over the next twelve months in what is sure to be a monumental season – Lennon wants stability in his squad but much will depend – as Kennedy alluded to – on whether or not the club receives any “huge” offers for the men that were so pivotal in their recent dominance.