Frank McAvennie has expressed his concern at a lack of progress on new incomings at Celtic, claiming that ‘deals have to be done now’.

The former Bhoys ace took a distressed tone with regards to the efforts of Celtic chiefs, with no notable movements in the window thus far.

As a consolation, Liam Shaw was recently unveiled as a Celtic player with the versatile ex-Sheffield Wednesday youngster signed on a pre-contract deal in January.

In a further boost to Celtic, Football Insider have claimed that the club are working hard on two deals: the free transfer of Charlie Wyke from Sunderland and a deal for Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan.

Local media on Wearside recently confirmed that Wyke could soon see a formal Celtic offer on the table, whilst Sky Sports have also claimed Ryan is a serious target.

Speaking to Football Insider on the recruitment situation, McAvennie demanded that the club acts quickly.

He claimed:

I don’t think there’s a team there at the moment.”

“I’ve never seen it so quiet, which isn’t a bad thing. Celtic are capable of going about their business quietly.

“Then bang, bang, bang there’s players coming in. Get it done. Deals have to be done now.

“The fans have to know. The lot of them have been amazing, look at the season tickets that have been sold.

“They need to see something. They need to see what they are getting for their money.

“Whatever happens, something has to happen soon.”

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Given the heightened links with the two players, it should be somewhat comforting that Celtic club officials are wasting no time in moving for top targets.

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With Celtic having been locked in talks for one-time top managerial target Eddie Howe for some time, much of Celtic’s negotiating resources were likely focused away from player recruitment.

Patience should be urged; with luck, Celtic fans may be treated to transfer movement in the near future.