BRENDAN RODGERS has been involved in a whirlwind THIRTEEN transfer deals since becoming Celtic boss in May.
Scott Sinclair, 27, became the Irishman’s third signing after his former Swansea player switched from relegated Aston Villa to the five-in-a-row Scottish champions.
The winger follows striker Moussa Dembele, 20, who arrived from Fulham in June, and thirty-five-year-old Ivorian central defender Kolo Toure, a free agent following his release from Liverpool in the summer.
Rodgers made an immediate impact on the transfer comings and goings at the club when he released ex-Chelsea and West Ham veteran frontman Carlton Cole and sold Serb flop Stefan Scepovic for £1million to Getafe.
Colin Kazim-Richards, brought in by Ronny Deila from Feyenoord in January, was moved on to Brazilian outfit Coritiba while the new Parkhead gaffer decided against picking up the 12-month option in Anthony Stokes’ contract to allow the Republic of Ireland hitman to sign for Blackburn Rovers.
Midfielder Scott Allan, another of his predecessor’s signings last season when he arrived on a £300,000 deal from Hibs, has moved on a loan deal to be reunited with his former Easter Road boss Alan Stubbs at Rotherham.
Rodgers also set up temporary moves for youngsters Michael Duffy (Dundee), Jamie Lindsay (Morton), Fiacre Kelleher (Peterhead), Paul McMullan (Dunfermline) and Joe Thomson (Dumbarton).
Winger Gary Mackay-Stevens, still battling back to fitness after his ankle surgery, is expected to join his first club Ross County on loan before this month’s transfer deadline closes.
While the Highland club have commented on this story Rodgers told the media that it was news to him and basically denied the story. We’ll have to wait and see.
Kristoffer Ajer also joined the Hoops this summer from Norwegian outfit FK Start, but his deal had been arranged in January when Deila was still in charge.