Neil Lennon has revealed he is looking at signing “two or three players” this summer after guiding Celtic to the treble treble last weekend and receiving the offer to become the Hoops’ next permanent manager following the Scottish Cup final victory.
The Northern Irishman saw his side come from 1-0 down against Hearts to win 2-1 at Hampden and claim an unprecedented third domestic treble.
And according to The Herald, Lennon is already making plans for who he is looking to sign prior to next season, when the Hoops will have their sights set of a fourth consecutive treble.
We have to hit the ground running very, very early and again that’s going to be difficult, but we’re going to have to get the right players in as quickly as possible and that can be difficult as well.
We are looking at players at the minute. We have identified two or three players for a couple of positions already. Myself, John Kennedy (Celtic first team coach) and the recruitment team have been working very hard in the background. We will see if we can get the ball rolling soon.
Celtic return to pre-season action at the end of June when they travel to Austria and Switzerland on a 10-day training camp.
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Benkovic enjoyed a fine season on loan with the Hoops in the treble treble winning campaign, and could be one of the “two or three” that Lennon is considering a move for. Furthermore, the defender isn’t ruling a permanent move to Celtic out.
Maher looks set to be available on a free transfer this summer, and the midfielder is another whom Celtic are said to be considering.
Reports emerged last week that Celtic were eyeing a move for West Brom youngster Rekeem Harper, who would be available for a compensation fee this summer.
Tomori has had a fine season on loan at Derby County this season, and the defender is said to be a target for the Hoops.