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McGowan names the next position that Celtic will strengthen

Stephen McGowan believes that the next position that Celtic are looking to strengthen is left-back.

The Daily Mail reporter tends to be very close to activities at Celtic Park and was first to break the news about interest in Luis Palma.

Tonight Celtic announced that the Honduran had signed a five year contract with Nat Phillips also believed to have been signed on a season long loan from Liverpool.

Benfica midfielder Paolo Bernardo is another loan target but the message coming out of Celtic at the weekend was that five signings were needed and expected before the transfer window closes at midnight on Friday.

Picking up on that McGowan writes in the Daily Mail:

The champions also want to add Benfica’s Portuguese midfielder Paulo Bernardo and a new left-back before the window closes at midnight on Friday.

Later he added:

Left-back remains a priority heading into the final hours of the window, with Celtic also repelling late interest from Leeds United for midfielder Matt O’Riley.

While other positions such as central defence, left wing and striker are short on options Rodgers has Greg Taylor and Alexandro Bernabei available to play at left-back.

If McGowan’s report is to be believed it seems that the returning manager has decided that neither full-backs is as strong as Alistair Johnston on the other side of the park.

Celtic were strongly linked with an interest in Kieran Tierney but that unlikely story ended when the Scotland defender joined Real Sociedad on a season long loan.

With two days to go until the window closes it looks like Celtic’s Recruitment Team will be working round the clock.

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