SportRodgers claims Celtic unlikely to spend much more this month

01:40  12 january  2019
01:40  12 january  2019 Source:   readsport.co

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Rodgers claims Celtic unlikely to spend much more this month © Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport Celtic v Kilmarnock - Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has shot down hopes of major spending this month, with the Northern Ireland coach unlikely to spend big.

The Hoops broke their transfer record on Odsonne Edouard from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer for £9million, and Rodgers isn’t expecting to be investing similar amounts this month.

Rodgers claims Celtic unlikely to spend much more this month © Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport

Celtic have already signed Vakoun Issouf Bayo for £2million during this window, as well as having agreed loan moves for West Brom’s Oliver Burke and PSG’s Timothy Weah.

Rodgers expecting more Celtic signings

Rodgers expecting more Celtic signings Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has talked up the possibility of yet more transfer activity this month. The Hoops have already been very busy in January, bringing in three players so far. Oliver Burke joined on loan from West Brom until the end of the season, while the signings of striker duo Timothy Weah and Vakoun Issouf Bayo were also confirmed recently. The latter arrives in a deal believed to be worth around £2 million, while Weah, like Burke, will see out the season with the Hoops on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

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Speaking about Celtic’s plans to spend little more money this month, as reported by the Express, the former Liverpool manager said:

“The model of the club is value and maximising that value and talent and development and see it grow at the club.”

“The young players who have come in fit that model.”

“My job was to develop that, increase that talent within and hopefully they can do a great job for Celtic, whether they are loan signings or a permanent signing.”

Rodgers is, however, still in the market for more additions, and has recently been linked with a swoop for Olympiakos defender Omar Elabdellaoui and young American defender Manny Perez.

Talking about the potential for new additions, Rodgers continued saying:

“There are still positions where we would like to get folk in.”

“The second part of the season is about bringing in more offensive threat and giving us more options.”

“In the first part of the season, you could see that we were not ideal, having to play players out of position and whatnot.”

“But bringing these guys in supports those already here and once we get the injured players back as well that gives us something to look forward to.”

Rodgers plays down speculation about the Leicester job.
Brendan Rodgers has dismissed speculation linking him with the Leicester City job. Speaking to the media, as reported by the Independent, Rodgers confirmed he is remaining focused on the job in hand at Celtic. “It is the time of the year where you get players and managers get linked with clubs and whatnot. For me, my only concentration is here at Celtic.” “Leicester as we have seen over the last few years, an incredible journey that they have been on as a club and obviously the unfortunate circumstances that they had earlier this season.

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