Declares He's 'Ready to Perform'. Has Celtic Concluded a Busy Transfer Window

The final day of the transfer window has been nothing short of exhilarating for Celtic fans. The club has been active throughout the summer, and the latest addition to Brendan Rodgers' squad is Paulo Bernardo, who joins on loan from Benfica. The young midfielder is eager to make an immediate impact, stating in his first interview with the club, "I'm ready to perform for Celtic."

This signing comes at a crucial time for Celtic, who have been dealing with a slew of injuries to key players. The midfield, in particular, has been hit hard with the injury to Reo, making Bernardo's arrival all the more timely. His versatility and technical skills could provide the creative spark that has been missing in recent matches.

Bernardo's enthusiasm for his new challenge is palpable. "I'm ready to perform for Celtic," he said, a statement that will surely resonate with the fans and perhaps serve as a rallying cry for a squad that has seen significant changes this summer. His words echo the sentiment of a club and a fanbase that expects nothing less than top performances week in and week out.

The Portuguese midfielder joins a list of new arrivals that includes defenders Maik Nawrocki, Gustaf Lagerbielke, and Nat Phillips, midfielders Hyeok-kyu Kwon and Odin Thiago Holm, and attackers Luis Palma, Marko Tilio, and Hyun-jun Yang. This overhaul has been financed, in part, by the additional Champions League revenue following Rangers' exit from the competition. Essentially, the financial boost has allowed Celtic to be aggressive in the transfer market, ensuring that the squad is well-equipped to compete on all fronts.

As the transfer window slams shut, the focus now shifts to integrating these new signings into the team and preparing for the challenges ahead, including the much-anticipated Glasgow derby. With Bernardo now in the fold and declaring his readiness to perform, the stage is set for what could be a transformative season for Celtic.

Is there a surprise in the final few minutes of the window?