Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the club are working hard to achieve their transfer ambitions for the summer transfer window. The Hoops have so far signed just one new player in the form of Scott Bain on a free whilst Odsonne Edouard has joined them on a permanent basis after impressing on loan last term.
Speaking to tevez32.com, Rodgers was quizzed about the club’s ongoing pursuit of Daniele Rugani and John McGinn but he appeared to suggest that he has no knowledge regarding any transfer proceedings. Nevertheless, the Hoops boss stressed that the club are working hard to achieve their target of signing quality players during the transfer window.
He said: “Not that I’m aware, the club are fully aware that my focus has been very much with the squad of players because that is essentially what we have to work with. However, I believe the club are working very hard to try and get the right level of quality in, that’s what we’re after. It’s not easy, we don’t want to be stockpiling players at Celtic, we need to bring in players that are going to help the squad. They do need help but it has to be the right level of quality and there’s a lot of work going on behind-the-scenes to bring that quality in.”
Meanwhile, Celtic are currently preparing for the second-leg of their Champions League second qualifying round game against Rosenborg after securing a comfortable triumph over the Norwegians in the home fixture. Celtic were expected to have a testing encounter against Rosenborg at Parkhead but they managed to overturn a 1-0 deficit to clinch a 3-1 victory.
Nonetheless, they cannot afford to be complacent on the road and scoring an away goal should surely be among the priorities to put an end to the tie. Should Celtic progress, they are scheduled to play AEK Athens in the third qualifying round.