Brendan Rodgers issues Celtic warning

first_imgCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers has warned the club to make some quality signings or risk going backward.Brendan Rodgers wants Belgian defender Jason Denayer for a second spell on loan, and the club are refusing to give up in their transfer battle with Aston Villa to sign £2.7m rated John McGinn.Rodgers shared the frustration of supporters over the lack of new signing. He was speaking in a press conference before Wednesday’s Champions League third-round qualifier against AEK Athens. Daily Mail reports.He said: “My role in the summer was clear; to keep the players that were here. And, at the very minimum, replace the players we lost and where we might need improving.”“So we did the first part with Kieran (Tierney) and Tom (Rogic). Tom re-signed, which is great. We sign Odsonne (Edouard), which is a no-brainer.”“But there are still a few key areas where I want to bring in quality and, thus far, we haven’t completed on it.”Leicester City, Manchester UnitedMatch Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.‘Not a lot of players, but we needed quality. And that is something we haven’t got in the building yet to add to the class already here.”“You have to do that when you are in a strong position. I am not sure the club has been in a stronger position this summer than what they have been for quite some time.”Fearing a period of stagnation and regression due to lack of signing, the former Liverpool manager said: “Absolutely, 150 percent. We need to complete deals. It is as simple as that. One is identifying the players – which we do – and then get them over the line.”He admitted hoping to sign some players even after the English transfer deadline closes at 5 pm on Thursday; he added: ‘I would hope so.’last_img