Rodgers reveals name of player to sign this summer


Brendan Rodgers has admitted that he would have liked to have secured more signings to his team.

Against Standard Liege, the Hoops boss was able to take a look at 22 players while also having injured duo Lewis Morgan and Craig Gordon to call on as well as his World Cup contingent.

Over The summer Erik Sviatchenko, Stuart Armstrong and Patrick Roberts said their goodbyes with most fans expecting to see new faces in defence.

The Celtic boss has already expressed contentment with the size and strength of his squad but is looking to sign players worthy of his first team.

“I’d always have liked to have more in by now but the most important thing was ensuring we kept the players we wanted to stay,” Rodgers told the Evening Times. “The likes of Tom Rogic and these guys.

“Absolutely for sure we need to strengthen, and that will come. It’s only in certain specific areas, it’s not a total overhaul. We’ve been building, developing and growing for the last few years and this will hopefully be another year to do that.

“If we can bring in another number of players that will improve our squad, that will be nice.”

Rodgers has admitted to making two offers for John McGinn but Hibs seem to be holding out for a much higher fee for the midfielder.

A transfer fee of £2m seems an okay price for the player who is in the final year of his deal with increasing suggestions that Celtic won’t bid for him a third time, preferring to sign the player on a pre-contract agreement in January.