Wednesday, 9th April, 2014

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is confident that his side can continue to unearth gems of the likes of Virgil van Dijk, as they continue with their widely acclaimed transfer policy.

The Bhoys, forced to operate within financial constraints caused by being part of a smaller league system in Scotland, have unearthed a number of players who have quickly been appreciated by bigger clubs, with Van Dijk being the latest.

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The Dutch youngster may attract bids in the summer, which Celtic may not be able to see off.

But Lennon is hoping his side can continue to repeat the transfer trick.


"We’re already looking at a few players we like, and with the league now settled, it gives me the space to go out myself and look at a few who are under consideration", the former midfielder told FIFA's official site.

"But whether we can keep on unearthing little gems, or big gems, is another matter", Lennon continued.

"Our strategy has worked on the whole, but other clubs are now looking at our model and trying to copy it.

"And you can’t always get your signings right. You just hope that your record of good ones outweighs the bad because it’s such a crucial part of the job."

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