Celtic boss Neil Lennon has admitted, ahead of the start of his team’s 2020/21 season, that he still needs an additional striker in his squad, reports Alison Conroy.
The Hoops, who go in search of their 10th consecutive Scottish Premiership, begin their campaign on Sunday afternoon when they welcome Hamilton to Celtic Park but Lennon has stated that he still wants a few reinforcements before the summer transfer window closes.
The Hoops have been linked with a few different forwards in recent weeks and it seems that those reports did indeed have some substance to them.
Despite winning nine titles in a row and looking like they have a stronger squad than nearest rivals Rangers, Lennon believes his squad must improve if they are to fend off the title challengers, citing a need for a striker in particular.
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Toney could certainly add goals to The Bhoys squad, the 24-year-old has amassed 40 league goals in his last two seasons, showing that he knows where the back of the net is.
Celtic already boasts the likes of Leigh Griffiths, Patryk Klimala, Vakoun Issouf Bayo and Odsonne Eduoard as their attacking options, although it remains to be seen which of those have long-term futures at the club.
Lennon will be desperate to add an all-important Champions League run to Celtic’s season in 20/21, with the club failing to get past the qualifying round for the last two years. It looks like he believes that an additional striker could be the answer to the European woes.