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Three Celtic-linked players that Neil Lennon could sign in January
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Three Celtic-linked players that Neil Lennon could sign in January

Neil Lennon has endured an enormously difficult first half to Celtic’s 2020-21 campaign with the Hoops sitting 16 points behind Celtic – though the Hoops do have three games in hand. January, for Celtic, could be key.

Here are three players recently linked with a move to Celtic that Lennon could decide to sign in the upcoming window to help get his side’s pursuit of 10 in a row back on track:

James McCarthy

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Celtic could do with additions in numerous positions, most notably in goal, centre-back, right-back and out wide. So a move for a central midfielder in Crystal Palace’s James McCarthy might be one that is not as crucial as others.

But with McCarthy being a Celtic fan, and a top talent given his 42 Ireland caps – he is a player you do not turn down if given the chance. TeamTalk say Celtic are keen, with McCarthy failing to play a league game since November 7.

Kasper Junker

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Another position Celtic are well-stocked in is up front. Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths, Patryk Klimala and Albian Ajeti are all options – but nevertheless, TeamTalk also claim that Celtic want Norwegian champion Junker.

Having just first Bodo/Glimt to their first ever Norwegian league title, Celtic are said to be rivalling West Brom for the striker with the player having scored 27 goals in 25 league games – and laying on 11 assists. Incredible stats.

Phil Jones

Arguably the player Celtic need most in this list. A central defender, Jones has been cast aside at Manchester United by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The 28-year-old England international is not even in the club’s 25-man league squad.

90Min claim Celtic and a whole host of Premier League clubs, including Leicester, Newcastle and West Ham, are interested. A loan could be a possibility for Celtic, given he earns £75,000 a week (Spotrac).

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