Brendan Rodgers confirms that Celtic are working on more arrivals

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the club are working in the transfer market to improve the squad. The Scottish Champions have added a few players in the close season but the marquee signings that have been suggested are yet to be announced.

As reported by The Sun, Rodgers confirmed that there were no updates regarding the arrival of new players but that his recruitment team were working behind the scenes to ensure that the squad are ready for the beginning of the season.

“There is nothing to confirm as yet. We are working very hard on various things to make the group better.

“The best time to improve and develop is when the team is doing well.

“There is a lot of work going on behind the scenes to get the team ready for when it matters. And there is still a bit of time to go.”

Rodgers seems to be comfortable within the club’s recruitment set-up, which he hopes will result in a number of first team arrivals to bolster the quality of the squad but he is happy with the standard that is present in the team at the moment.

“It’s the model that’s worked very well. You always have to plan forward at Celtic, because there are maybe players who will move on.

“Rather than wait for it to happen, you’ve got players who can be part of the squad but also with really good potential.

“It is also important to have players that are first team ready. The team is about winning – and for that you need various levels of experience.

“You need young players who are developing and you need the senior ones who are first team ready. Add it all together and hopefully we’ll have a very good squad for the start of the season.”

Rodgers has already added Marco Tilio and Odin Thiago Holm to his side as he looks to strengthen given the losses of Aaron Mooy and Jota. Celtic will be joined by Hyeok-kyu Kwon in Japan as Rodgers’ side take on Yokohama F Marinos and Gamba Osaka. Kwon’s compatriot Hyun-jun Yang is also expected to join up.

Celtic will also not make moves for Jonny Evans, who was linked with a reunion with Rodgers, who he worked with at Leicester City. Another player that will not be swapping the English Premier League for Celtic is Scott McTominay after it was confirmed that Celtic were not interested in pursuing the Scotland Internationalist.

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