Celtic interim boss Neil Lennon says he would prioritise signing a centre forward if given the permanent job this summer, as reported by The Herald.
Plans are ongoing ahead of the upcoming transfer window, with Lennon and John Kennedy getting on with the job of preparing the Hoops for the 2019/20 season.
It’s a difficult position to be in for Lennon when he doesn’t know if he’ll be in charge or not, but he’s even been abroad scouting players recently in an attempt to find talents who can improve the Celtic first-team.
If it was up to him, the club would prioritising a centre-forward this summer.
As quoted by The Herald, the 47-year-old said:
Centre forward would be the position I would look at if I was the manager. We’ve been doing that (suggesting targets) over the last few weeks. John’s been away, I’ve been away.
In fact, when we got the news about Billy (McNeill), I was in Paris, at a game the night before. We are very much doing some work anyway, regardless. Looking at players that have been recommended or maybe somebody else in that game catches your eye.
You go with your gut instincts. It’s not an exact science, some you get wrong. But in the main we’ve done okay so we’ll be looking for that bit of freshness . . . if I am here to freshen things up a bit because these boys need a hand now.
With Oliver Burke and Timo Weah returning to their parent clubs this summer, we could certainly use some fresh ideas in attack, even if Odsonne Edouard has proven to be a big game player since joining last year.
Leigh Griffiths is still out and Vakoun Bayo has picked up a nasty hamstring injury, so heading into European qualifiers we will need firepower if we are to reach the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.
Will Lennon be the man that brings players in?
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