Sky Sports reporter Anthony Joseph expects Celtic to be “busy” ahead of next week’s transfer deadline.
The journalist has confirmed that the Scottish champions have tabled a £3.5m bid for Aris Thessaloniki winger Luis Palma, but he claims there could be other additions before the window closes:
Celtic are likely to be busy before the end of the transfer window, with the club targeting a goalkeeper, left-back and left winger as priorities.
They would also be keen to bolster their centre forward options.
— Anthony Joseph (@AnthonyRJoseph) August 24, 2023
Joseph is banking on there being at least four signings for the Hoops, including Palma, but there may well be more than that.
Celtic’s centre-back crisis deepens
Manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that both Maik Nawrocki and Cameron Carter-Vickers will be sidelined for up to eight weeks due to injuries.
With Stephen Welsh having undergone an operation and Yuki Kobayashi also out, it leaves the Hoops with just one fit centre-half in Gustaf Lagerbielke. Consequently, the club will be forced into the market to strengthen their options.
Who will Celtic be targeting?
In terms of goalkeepers, it’s difficult to guess who will be brought in, with top target Dominik Livakovic poised to join Fenerbahce instead. When it comes to left-back, many feel that a move for Arsenal’s Kieran Tierney could still be on the cards. The Gunners star is reportedly no longer training with the first team, suggesting a departure from the Emirates is now inevitable.
Celtic were mentioned as a possible suitor for Tottenham’s Eric Dier last week and, with the Hoops now searching for centre-backs, the England international may be someone that the club pursue.
Luis Palma seems to be the priority to reinforce the left wing but Wolves’ Daniel Podence has also been linked with a transfer to Glasgow recently.