Celtic transfers ‘nowhere near’ finished as Lennon wants ‘couple more’

Neil Lennon says he wants more new faces at Celtic as he continues to rebuild the team.

The manager refused to divulge specific positions he’s targeting but insists he’s looking to add to the squad.

He revealed that Hatem Abd Elhamed had received a work permit and was undergoing a medical, but said the club’s business was ‘nowhere near’ finished.

Speaking ahead of tonight’s Champions League qualifier with Nomme Kalju, Lennon said: “We’ve already touched on right back and we’re working on that.

“Then midfield to front, that’ll be the next step we build on.”

Revealing that he wanst fresh blood “as soon as possible” and said the club were working tirelessly to add new faces.

He said: “It’s always great if you can do your business quicker but sometimes that’s not always the case.

“It doesn’t look like we’re going to get any fresh bodies in for this round, so if we can negotiate this tie, hopefullym we’ll have a couple more in the building by the time the third round comes along.”

Lennon admitted working in an inflated transfer market was a “source of frustation”.

Using David Turnbull’s failed medical as an example, Lennon highlighted how there can often be unexpected obstacles to getting a deal over the line.

He said: “It’s a slow process but we want the quality in.

“Ideally we’d like to have three or four bedded in but we’re happy with the business we’ve done so far.”

Lennon revealed that new signing Christopher Jullien is in contention for tonight’s match having got another bounce game under his belt, while Tom Rogic continues his rehab as he works back from injury.

The full press conference can be watched here.


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