NEIL LENNON provided an update on both the on-going work that is being done behind the scenes in the transfer window and also a progress report from the winter training camp as the Celtic party got packed up in Dubai to make their way back to Glasgow to prepare for the Scottish Cup match at Firhill on Saturday evening against Partick Thistle.
Speaking to Celtic TV the manager seemed happy that decent progress has been made on both fronts with one or two knocks thrown in along the way. He also confirmed that Lewis Morgan has now left the club to sign for David Beckham’s Inter Miami side which kicks off in the MSL later next month.
On the transfer business, which seems to have progressed this morning with the news that Polish Paddy is on his way and will have a medical tomorrow, according to reports in Poland.
Looks rapid. pic.twitter.com/Xkd0k4cmFO
— Li'l Ze (@LilZe85) January 12, 2020
Patryk Klimala is having a medical tomorrow apparently.
— Chairman Lmao ☭ (@BenTheTim) January 12, 2020
“Across the board we’re looking at options. Already a couple of players have left – Scott and Lewis.
“This might streamline it a little bit more but across the board we’re looking to bring a couple of players in.
“We have had three or four important calls between the staff and the club and obviously patience is the key,” Lenny told Celtic TV yesterday.
“January is a difficult month to bring players in. Other clubs know that when you are the buying club, agents do as well.
“However, we have a number of options and got our eye on a few players and hopefully we will have a result in the next few days.
Celtic’s £3.4million bid for Patryk Klimala looks like proving that the difficult can still be possible!
📸 @Scotty_Sinclair in action on his North End debut! 💪
— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) January 11, 2020
With Morgan joining Scotty Sinclair in leaving the club, the latter came on for the final ten minutes of Preston’s 1-1 draw away to Blackburn yesterday but didn’t repeat his Tyncastle trick by grabbing a late debut winner, there could be more opportunity for the likes of Daniel Arzani and fans favourite Marian Shved.
”They’ve all trained well. It’s good to see Daniel Arzani back, Marian Shved has had a good week.
“The senior ones like Chris Jullien, Browny, McGregor, Ntcham – they’ve all trained very well.
“They’ve taken a few bumps and bruises so hopefully we’ll get the rest of the squad up to speed for Monday/Tuesday and then we’ll look forward to the game.
“But I think what was at the end of a pretty hectic schedule, the break was welcomed and the players will feel the benefit of it as we go along.”
He said he was impressed with the squad's attitude and expects to see new faces in the next few days. pic.twitter.com/1UZGEaKBik
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) January 11, 2020
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