Celtic have a far reaching fanbase and their supporters, such as those who like to partake in World Cup betting tips, will be tipping them not only to win the domestic treble once again but also make an impact in Europe too. In order to meet the expectations of their fans, the Hoops will need to make some additions this summer.
Liverpool’s Harry Wilson had a great end to last season whilst on loan at Hull City and he’s being linked with a loan move to Celtic Park. The Welsh international has an eye for goal and would be a very good addition to the squad.
Celtic are also reportedly interested in signing Hibernian midfielder John McGinn and they’ve apparently had a bid rejected. The 23-year-old showed the Celtic fans his talent when he scored in a brace at Celtic Park in a 2-2 draw last season and he could be playing at the famous stadium regularly if Hibs do decide to let him go.
Celtic are reportedly interested in Norwich City defender Jamal Lewis too. Watford, Burnley, Bournemouth and West Ham are all thought to be interested in the young defender, who burst onto the scene for the Canaries last season.
Danny Ings has asked to leave Liverpool and there were some suggestions that Brendan Rodgers, who signed him for the Reds, could look to reunite with the striker at Celtic Park. However, Rodgers has ruled out a move for the Liverpool man as he feels like he has sufficient cover in attack with Moussa Dembele, Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths already part of the squad.
One transfer that Celtic fans will not want to see go through is that of Kieran Tierney to Everton. The Merseyside club are looking to find a long-term replacement for Leighton Baines and are apparently keen to sign Tierney for around £25m.
The 21-year-old has been one of Celtic’s best players for a number of seasons and his connection with the club’s supporters is clear to see. He says he is happy at Celtic Park but the lure of the Premier League and its riches will be tough to turn down for the Scottish international.
Dedryck Boyata is another player being linked with a move away from Celtic, with Seria A giants Lazio the favourites to sign him. The centre-back performed well for Belgium in the World Cup when called upon and whilst he hasn’t always been the most consistent player in a green and white shirt, his talent is clear for all to see.
All in all, this summer is a big one for Celtic and regardless of who comes in and who leaves, the Hoops must build themselves a squad capable of competing in Europe this season as their failure to do so will only see the club begin to stagnate.