Celtic boss Neil Lennon is now officially the permanent manager at Celtic Park and his remit is to maintain the club’s stranglehold on Scottish football.
The Hoops will hope to improve on the European front and reaching the group stages of the Champions League would represent a massive achievement.
In order to complete his goals, Lennon will hope to add several players to his ranks this summer.
A right-back will almost certainly be identified by Lennon. Mikael Lustig is in talks to stay with the club, according to The Scottish Sun, but some competition for the 32-year-old wouldn’t go amiss.
Ritchie De Laet has recently been released by Aston Villa. His arrival would represent a solid free transfer to bolster the Celtic squad.
During 2018/19 he played 28 games on loan at Melbourne City; scoring seven goals and creating one assist from right-back.
The 30-year-old collected a Premier League medal during his time at Leicester City. In their title-winning campaign of 2015/16, he played 12 games for the Foxes.
De Laet would be a solid signing in the Scottish Premiership. The ex-Manchester United trainee would provide solid competition for Lustig, who will probably be the club’s primary right-back.
If Lennon lands De Laet he would be able to save funds for attacking reinforcements, which are also badly needed.