Neil Lennon was asked about his interest in bringing Victor Wanyama back to Celtic this January window after the Parkhead boss was credited with an interest in the player back in the summer.
Wanyama is out in the cold at Spurs and is looking for a way out to kick-start his career.
The numbers involved in any move the player does make would be eye-watering for the most expensively paid Chief executive in UK football.
Neil Lennon won’t close the door on it happening but the manager was pragmatic enough to say its very unlikely to happen.
“He’s in my thoughts. But could we afford him? I doubt it very much.” Lennon told HeraldScotland.
“The problem with Victor is where do you fit him in with bringing Soro in, if we have Brown, Bitton, McGregor, Ntcham. I don’t think that’s going to be an option. I wouldn’t have thought so.”
He added: “Ideally, you would have a little more experience coming in. We have a couple of plates spinning in terms of players who are not playing on a regular basis who need to get out and play, so that might leave a little bit more room for manoeuvre to bring one or two more in.”
Celtic have only brought Klimala in officially so far but with Lennon confirming Soro is close to a Celtic move it does add to the defensive midfield position already.
We believe the Celtic manager wants a bit more experience before all is said and done this window but we’re unsure if the board are willing to sanction any short term deals that can’t benefit the club long term. Unless a loan deal for Victor came up late on in the window.