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Lennon Outlines Timetable For Celtic’s Summer Transfer Plans

Celtic manager Neil Lennon says he is looking to get transfers done as quickly as possible this summer.

The Irishman would not be drawn on the number of players that will be coming in as he anticipates some of the current squad leaving as well.

However, Lennon did hint that they have already targeted some British players as the club plan their summer recruitment strategy:

“You like to bring British players in but the market can be a bit inflated now because of what’s going on in England. That was always the case with the English Premier League but we felt we did some good business at the time.”

“There are players in the British market who would appeal to us. We are working hard and we’ll do our business quietly and as quickly as we can.”

Charlton’s Joe Aribo, Ipswich Town’s Dylan Crowe, Chelsea’s Fikayo Tomori and West Brom’s Rakeem Harper are just some of the names from the English leagues that have been mentioned as possible targets this summer.

There have, though, been a couple of players who have been linked from further afield as well. AZ Alkmaar’s Adam Maher and Fortuna Sittard’s Mark Diemers from the Eredivisie are also said to have been scouted.

In terms of homegrown talent, the likeliest signing appears to be Motherwell’s David Turnbull, who had an excellent campaign in the Scottish Premiership last season.