Why Celtic fans must not be concerned about the lack of transfer activity at the club so far

Without looking like world beaters, Celtic fittingly wrapped up the double treble with their victory over Motherwell in the Scottish Cup final last month.

Under Brendan Rodgers, Celtic have blown away teams for fun this season. Apart from Sir Alex Ferguson’s Aberdeen, no other team in Scottish football has ever won the double since the Scottish League was founded in 1890 and it speaks volumes about Rodgers’ achievements so far.

Rodgers’ predecessor, Ronny Deila, enjoyed solid resources that belittled the rest of the teams in Scotland but he didn’t achieve the dominance and style which the current Celtic manager has produced this season. To be dominant for two back-to-back seasons says something about Rodgers. In fact, the Welshman has overachieved at Parkhead.

Brendan Rodgers has indeed turned the Parkhead club around and he already deserves to be recognised. His career has rebooted after he left Premier League to join Celtic.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers

To stop Celtic’s dominance, Rangers have turned to former Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard and the 38-year-old has not wasted any time in strengthening his side with a few additions already.

While Gerrard needs more signings to reshape his squad ahead of next season, Celtic have been very quiet so far.

The transfer market has just started but seeing Rangers sign players must not create a chaos at Celtic. In fact, Rodgers should take time, plan everything systematically and then set out to sign the players he wants in the squad. The double treble isn’t a cup of tea for any manager at any league but Rodgers has done it, without any fuss.

Celtic have a set, winning team that only needs a couple more signings in summer. Signing players for the sake of it shouldn’t be the agenda and Rodgers is on the right path.

If anything he needs to be sorted out ahead of next season, it is the defence. Dedrick Boyata and Jozo Simunovic have clearly underperformed and new defensive recruits are desperately needed at Parkhead if Rodgers is to retain the title.

Without a shadow of a doubt, the Bhoys are streets ahead of Rangers and the rest of the clubs in Scotland. Hence, any signing Celtic are planning to make can take time because Rodgers needs quality and not quantity. He has a team that is capable of putting another assault on the title and capturing it without any fuss.

Therefore, Celtic’s lack of transfer activity is understandable. It may cause a lot of commotion or frustration among the fans but they should continue placing faith in the man who has been so successful.


Written by Rohan Sengupta

Hi, I am Rohan Sengupta from one of the busiest cities in India, Mumbai. A Journalism graduate with a keen interest in sports, football is something I simply cannot live without and writing, discussing and analyzing the game is what I do 24*7.
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