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Celtic going down 'patient route' in summer recruitment - Allan

What's that saying about quality over quantity?

That old adage seems to be Celtic's intended recruitment plan this summer, though fans still grow increasingly restless as the wait goes on for a first new arrival in the east end of Glasgow.

Scott Allan, a man who knows about the pressure of playing for the champions, believes it's the support who have forced the club's hand into searching for ready-made recruits as opposed to project players.

"The fans have demanded that because of how Europe has gone for Celtic these past few years," the midfielder told BBC Radio Scotland.

"Some of the guys from the Asian market have done really well - Reo Hatate and Kyogo - but there's a lot of players just sitting on the sidelines taking a lot of money from Celtic and not playing.

"Is there anything coming out of either side's [Old Firm] youth systems? There probably hasn't been enough in the last few years.

"There's got to be changes from both clubs, but Celtic seem to be going down the patient route this time and looking for the right calibre of player."