Martin O’Neill names two deals Celtic must make this summer

Celtic fans can put their feet up and relax this summer after what has been a roller coaster ride of a season for the club. The Hoops went into the 2021/22 campaign with very little expectations, with a new manager in place in the form of Ange Postecoglou and a squad that had undergone a major overhaul. It was expectation to be a transitional period and there was very little hope of them even challenging the Rangers in the Premiership.

Not only did they challenge the Ibrox club though but also ended up winning the league by four points. And not just that, they also lifted the Scottish League Cup last December, completing an unlikely double for the Hoops.

Two key reasons behind their successes last season were Jota, on loan from Benfica, and Cameron Carter-Vickers, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur. Both players shined in their respective roles and became fan favourites for their performances.

The Hoops have an option to buy included in both their deals and Martin O’Neill believes that it is important for the club to cement both those moves. As reported by Football Scotland, the former Celtic manager said:

“It’s really important for Celtic to cement those deals.

“I’m sure they enjoyed their time at the club and it will be interesting to see how it pans out.

“I’m sure that Celtic, as a football club, and Postecoglou would want to keep those players.”

Will Celtic be able to complete both deals this summer?

Yes, it is very important for Celtic to keep both Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers at the club. But the big question is, will they be able to do that?

There have been a lot of positive noises around the moves and all signs point towards them being able to do it. But you never know in football until a deal is officially announced.

One can only hope that Celtic are able to because both Jota and Carter-Vickers have become key parts of this team and they will have a difficult time finding replacements if either or both of them ended up leaving in the summer.

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