Celtic have made two summer signings so far, both young players from the lower league down south, and there has been a lot of speculation surrounding players coming in.
It’s been focused on defender’s for the most part and the news Celtic might be closing in on a number of targets.
I know it’s still early in the window, however, I’m very surprised there has not been much talk about Celtic bringing in SPFL players this summer.
We need a decent amount of new players but to bring them all in from different leagues presents its own problems. We need a mixture of what we’ve got, some new hungry players from Europe and beyond and perhaps a player or two from the SPFL.
Players who are not just here to make the numbers but viable options who can challenge for places in our squad.
Gordon Strachan utilised the SPFL market very well during his time at Celtic. Players like Barry Robson and Paul Hartley coming in and doing very well for a year or two.
Hibernian’s Josh Doig is a player Celtic should be looking at for sure – is it too soon for the young defender? That’s a question for the analytics team at Celtic and the manager.
Hibernian also have Kevin Nisbet who has been catching the attention of many clubs up and down the country.
Lewis Ferguson has been touted as a player who could come in and provide some bite in the midfield but I’m not convinced by that move.
David Turnbull was bought last season by the club and was comfortably our best player. If they player is good enough, there’s no doubt they can step up.
One move which has been swirling about the rumour mill is Aaron Hickey to Celtic. While he is playing in the Serie A now, he has experience in the Scottish Premier League.
I’d expect the club to sign at least one SPFL star before the end of this window.