Ange Postecoglou’s success in getting new additions for his side faced a hurdle after Ikatura’s confirmed Monchengladbach move and Moroccan forward Ryan Mmaee’s “almost impossible” Ferencvasos exit.
But the Scottish giants still have at least two possibilities to chase: Malick Thiaw and Jordan Larsson.
Schalke’s Thiaw could join Alexander Bernabei as Celtic’s newly acquired defence because, according to Schalke’s sporting director, they can release the 21-year old if the terms are attractive enough.
The recently crowned Scottish Premier League champions will have to fend off AC Milan, who offered the same price for Thiaw, though, so the field is still wide open.
In attack, after successfully acquiring Jota on a permanent contract, Celtic Park have a big chance to see Jordan Larsson pick up from where his legendary father left off.
The Swid is on a free transfer from Spartak Moscow after Allsvenskan admitted (to Aftonbladet) that he is “above” their level.
Postecoglou is evidently bent on building the best squad to guarantee Celtic both domestic and international success, so he will most probably fight for every chance to sign the best he can.
Nothing about the two is set in stone or on paper, though, so Postecoglou will have to beat his competitors to those contracts.