Celtic could complete the triple treble if they defeat Hearts in the Scottish Cup final next weekend. It would represent an unprecedented feat and add substance to Neil Lennon’s hopes of getting the permanent job.
Rangers are getting closer, however. If both win this weekend, the Hoops will have won the league by six points and Steven Gerrard will take confidence from that.
The transfer market looks set to be intriguing. Both of the Glaswegian giants will be desperate to secure better players than one another.
Celtic are reportedly keen to strengthen their goalkeeping department. According to Chronicle Live, the Hoops are keen to sign Newcastle United stopper Karl Darlow.
It is thought that the Magpies would want £3 million for their custodian, although a loan move could be an option too.
Darlow hasn’t played since Newcastle crashed out of the EFL Cup back in August. He has fallen way down the pecking order and signing him would represent something of a risk for Celtic.
Question marks have been raised in the past about Darlow’s ability to command his area. During his time at Forest and on occasions when he was the regular stopper for the Magpies in the Championship.
Newcastle could perhaps provide them with another target though. Freddie Woodman has a bright future in the game and could be available on loan in the summer.
The 22-year-old acted as Martin Dubravka’s understudy on several occasions last season, although playing games is more important at this stage in his career.
Darlow is a decent keeper but it’s a reasonable suggestion that Woodman will become a lot better. The youngster probably won’t get too many opportunities at St James’ Park again next season and taking him would make more sense for Celtic that Darlow.