As moonbeam turns to crisis across the city with Gerrard’s war chest now proven to be made out of hot air, Celtic begin the window by welcoming 4 quality players to Paradise.
Firstly is young Lewis Morgan who looks a steal for a mere 300k, the Championship player of the year looks sure to excel in Hoops well into the future and the former Ibrox prodigy is a welcome addition to our midfield now that Paddy has gone back to England.
Second is Scott Bain, picked up on loan from Dundee via Hibernian, he is a real find who looks a long-term successor to Craig Gordon, he was sought after by Hibernian and a few teams down South but pledged himself to the Hoops a few weeks ago on a free transfer.
Thirdly is Ryan Christie, returning from a successful loan with Aberdeen, he has found starting time at Celtic hard to come by, however, he is a few years older, wiser and stronger than when he signed and this coming season looks to be one where he will challenge Lewis Morgan for game time in the midfield and wing.
Fourthly is forgotten Celt Erik Sviatchenko, the big Dane won the League with Midtylland FC and will hopefully come back into calculations under Brendan.
He excelled under former boss Ronny Deila and with the futures of both Boyata and Simunovic under scrutiny, he is a good chance of making his way back into the squad, we desperately need to sort out Centre Half after all.
Of our other loan Celts, Conor Hazard and Anthony Ralston will likely be welcomed back to Paradise with the former taking Dorus de Vries spot and the latter pushing Lustig, Gamboa and anyone else who comes in at Right Back.
Scott Allan looks set to be sold to Hibs, himself a player who would get game time anywhere but Celtic.
Kundai Benyu will likely be farmed out again on loan whilst any offers for Nadir Ciftci would likely be accepted, all in all, even the players who are surplus to requirements are better than those who will push us for the League next season.