BRENDAN RODGERS has delivered a message to Celtic fans after his five-player signing spree: There’s more to come!
The returning Hoops boss has overseen somethig in the region of £11.5million deals with Norwegian midfielder Odin Thiago Holm the first to arrive from Valerenga.
Next up was Australian international winger Marco Tilio from Melbourne City and that was followed by the triple swoop for South Korean double-act Kwon Hyeon-kyu, a middle-of-the-park anchorman, and flanker Yang Hyun-jun with Polish centre-back Maik Nawrocki completing the quintet when he also signed a five-year deal when he joined from Legia Warsaw.
ALONE WITH HIS THOUGHTS…Brendan Rodgers at Celtic’s training HQ at Lennoxtown. Image courtesy Celtic TV.
Rodgers will continue to put the first-team jigsaw together and, of course, he will be without Filipe Jota and Aaron Mooy from the treble-winning squad he inherited from Ange Postecoglou last month.
The Parkhead gaffer, speaking to The Scottish Sun, revealed: “There’s still a long way to go in the window.
“We’d hope we can add some more before it shuts.”
However, the fans should not expect new faces before Saturday’s Flag Day in the east end of Glasgow when Ross County provide the opposition for the 12.30pm Premiership kick-off.
Over the next few days, Rodgers will be preparing for James Forrest’s testimonial game against Athletic Bilbao on Tuesday while assessing the injuries of players such as Carl Starfelt and Nawrocki, who both missed the 1-1 draw with Wolves in Dublin yesterday.
The Irishman will also be receiving updates on Cameron Carter-Vickers as he bids to get back into action following his knee surgery in May.