Watch a delighted Brendan Rodgers discuss his three new Celtic signings

A DELIGHTED Brendan Rodgers has been speaking to Celtic TV in Dubai about his three early January signings who he believes will make a real contribution in the second half of the season.

The Celtic manager admitted that his side was left short of options in the attacking areas after Moussa Dembele’s dramatic exit on the last day of the summer transfer window.

Now though the addition of striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo who yesterday signed for Celtic on a 4 year contract and loan deals for Oliver Burke and Timothy Weah ensure that the team will have plenty of offensive options as the Treble Treble is pursued. The Europa League round of 32 tie against Valencia is also just around the corner and Celtic now look much better prepared for this challenge.

Brendan certainly looks pleased with his forward additions and talks about the need to get Tom Rogic back from International duties to play in the middle of the park.

He doesn’t address his defensive requirements although that does not mean that nothing is happening.

Taking a reasonable guess would lead you to think that another two additions are likely before the window slams shut, but that’s weeks away!

Rodgers will also be looking to reach decisions on two of his veterans – skipper Scott Brown who is considering a new two year contract and Mikael Lustig, who will leave in the summer unless Rodgers decides to take advantage of the one year contract extension that is already within the Swede’s current deal. That should be decided one way of the other in Dubai.

Here’s a very relaxed and happy Celtic manager talking to Celtic TV…

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