BRENDAN RODGERS insists he is not worried about the prospect of Ange Postecoglou returning to Celtic in an attempt to plunder some of his former stars.
The Greek-Australian is settling in at Spurs and it is inevitable he will be linked with some of the players he brought to Parkhead during his successful two years as the club won five domestic trophies, including the world record eighth treble.
Kyogo Furuhashi, with 54 goals in two seasons following his £4.6million arrival from Vissel Kobe in July 2021, has already been mentioned in a possible shift to London.
HAVING A BALL…Kyogo Furuhashi has been a striking sensation since his arrival.
Likewise his Japanese international team-mate Reo Hatate while £12.5million double-act Portuguese winger Filipe Jota and American World Cup centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers, ironically bought from Spurs, have also been reported as potentional targets.
However, Rodgers, who won seven successive domestic honours in his first stint in Glasgow, is relaxed about the situation.
The Irishman is clearly impressed by the player structure put in place by head of recruitment Mark Lawwell and reckons the club are well placed to cover exits of some of the first-team squad.
Rodgers, speaking to the Scottish Daily Mail, said: “Over the course of our discussions, I’ve seen the market we’re in and how well the recruitment has gone.
“Mark Lawwell has this pipeline of players who are available and it’s really impressive what he’s done since coming in and the markets he’s been able to tap into.
HIGH JINKS…Filipe Jota performs some aerial acrobatics during the Scottish Cup Final triumph.
“That will continue. That’s where the club is at.
“Listen, when you’ve got top players at the club they are always going to attract attention elsewhere.
“Those boys have come in and done exceptionally well. Good players will always attract attention.
“But I don’t worry about that.”