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Commons urges new arrivals

Celtic midfielder Kris Commons has urged boss Neil Lennon to add "quality" to the squad before the transfer deadline.

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Kris Commons: Thinks Celtic must dip into the transfer market if they are to be

Kris Commons: Thinks Celtic must dip into the transfer market if they are to be

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Lennon has already brought in Derk Boerrigter, Steven Mouyokolo and Virgil van Dijk this summer but has yet to find replacements for Victor Wanyama and Gary Hooper, who joined Southampton and Norwich respectively for a combined fee of around £18million.

The Scottish champions have so far been frustrated in their attempts to splash some of that cash on Alfie Finnbogason, Teemu Pukki and Marko Arnautovic, with the clock ticking down towards September's transfer deadline.

Former Derby winger Commons says it is vital fresh faces arrive in the next few weeks if the club is to achieve their ambitions both at home and in Europe this season.

"We need to add more quality," said the 29-year-old. "If we pick up injuries in certain areas, we will be down to the bare bones. I know the manager and everyone behind the scenes are doing all they can.

"It would have been stupid not to take the money for Victor, and Gary wanted to play Premier League football. I'm hoping the money we have brought in means we can buy quality players who are going to make us better or, if not, get us up to the standard we were before we lost them.

"We do need to invest in good players. There is no point bringing guys to build the squad, we need to bring in the right ones. From a players' point of view, you want to see the club bring in people who are going to improve you straight away.

"The manager wants success and improvement every year. We want 90 points, we want the Treble, we want the Champions League. That's our aim."

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