CELTIC were dealt a blow along with the rest of Scottish Football when Nicola Sturgeon kicked the return of fans into the long grass. The Scottish Champions had been hoping to welcome supporters back at the beginning of October but The Scottish Government knocked this back by three weeks and Lennon says that the uncertainty around the return of supporters and match day revenue could impact his transfer dealings.
As reported by The Scottish Sun, Lennon admitted it was ‘difficult’ to predict how Celtic would approach the final weeks of the transfer window after a crushing blow being issued by the Government.
“It has been difficult to predict and navigate what this transfer window is going to be like.
“There has been some money spent but not in the bundles you would expect.
“Clubs have been wary and the news on Tuesday may have made them more cautious, so we are not exclusive to that.
“That will be something Peter and the board will be looking very hard at.”
Lawwell, Lennon and Hammond will know that the club need to sign a left back in the coming weeks as only Greg Taylor is available at left-back. Another full-back is a must with another right winger falling into the ‘want’ category. However, it is worrying to hear Lennon speaking so frankly about the transfer window as links to left backs dry up.
Celtic have had quite a busy transfer window so far – with the arrivals of Barkas, Elyounoussi, Ajeti, Turnbull and Duffy, Neil Lennon will be happy with his business so far but ultimately the club will be left short if Greg Taylor is left as the only left-sided wingback at the club.
The fact that hundreds of people can sit in pubs and restaurants with minimal social distancing but that supporters cannot sit outside, maintaining safe social distancing and watch football is frankly ludicrous.