Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell ready to spend during January transfer window

OPTIONS: Neil Lennon
OPTIONS: Neil Lennon

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has revealed that boss Neil Lennon could be given cash to spend this month if presented with the right signing opportunities.

The Hoops have confirmed Israel defender Rami Gershon’s six-month loan deal from Standard Liege has been finalised.

And more new recruits could be on the way as Celtic chase a domestic treble, while preparing to face Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Lawwell said: “We always like to strengthen. If the right opportunity comes along, we would like to do that.

“We would hopefully come out stronger than where we are at the moment.

“If they don’t appear, then they don’t appear.

“We have scouted a lot of players.

“January is not the best time to be doing it but, if we believe there is somebody out there, with the right deal to strengthen the squad and it’s do-able, we would do it.”

Discussions remain ongoing with Gary Hooper and Victor Wanyama over new contracts.

Lawwell added: “We are continuing to talk until there is an offer for players that they want to take and go or they sign a contract.

“It would be wrong to put a time limit on it.

“We are in a good place as a club at the moment. Thankfully we’ve got a lot of talent.”