Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is intent on delivering more quality signings in the January transfer window, beyond the initial three arrivals that have delighted supporters this month.
The Hoops have already signed striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo on a permanent basis, with attackers Oliver Burke and Timothy Weah also arriving on loan.
In an attacking sense we could be finished our business in the winter window, but fans know that there is still plenty of work left to be done on the first-team squad, with defensive signings also a priority.
Admitting that the Hoops are in the midst of a tight title race, the manager confirmed more players are on the way before the end of the month.
As quoted by The Express, Rodgers said in Dubai:
We will look to do more business, January is important for us. It’s not just trying to improve the squad for now but also for whatever summer qualification games we have.
I think we’re in a very good place to kick on for the second part of the season. I think it will be tight. I think it will go right down to its very end. Other teams have invested well and improved.
The manager is clearly referencing the work done by Rangers to improve Steven Gerrard’s squad, with experience professionals such as Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis arriving to help them win major honours in the second half of the season.
That makes it all the more important to bring in the players that Rodgers and his recruitment team have identified.
Most supporters would like to see a right-back arrive to compete with Mikael Lustig, while a centre-back must surely be a big priority with our two best likely to be gone by the summer.
Can the club deliver what fans wants?