As Celtic gears up for the upcoming SPFL summer transfer window, the club has a clear agenda to bolster its squad, especially in preparation for the Champions League.

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Last season, Celtic brought in many substandard players last season but there’s a feeling that the same mistakes won’t be allowed to happen in this window from the recruitment team.

Here’s a breakdown of the key dates for the transfer window and Celtic’s primary areas of focus:

Key Dates for the Transfer Window: [Transfermarkt]

  • Opening Date: June 24.
  • Closing Date: September 2.

Most transfer windows around Europe, including England, will slam shut on August 30.

With Joe Hart retiring and Ben Siegrist expected to depart, securing a top goalkeeper is a priority. Celtic will need a reliable and experienced shot-stopper to fill Hart’s big shoes and ensure stability at the back.

Competition for Greg Taylor is necessary to strengthen the defensive options and add depth. Bringing in a versatile left-back who can challenge and rotate with Taylor will be crucial for managing domestic and European fixtures.

The potential departure of Matt O’Riley could leave a significant gap in midfield. Celtic will likely look for a dynamic midfielder who can contribute both defensively and offensively.

Enhancements in the attacking department will also be on the agenda. A new winger to provide additional creativity and a striker to bolster the frontline will help in increasing Celtic’s goal-scoring options.

Considering that Lagerbielke and Nawrocki haven’t made the expected impact since their arrival last summer, Celtic might seek another defender to shore up their backline, particularly someone who can immediately adapt to Brendan Rodgers’ system.


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