Kieran Maguire: Postecoglou could be about to sign player perfect for Celtic after update
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou is “doing the right thing” by scouting overseas markets and could find quality players for knockdown prices.
That is according to finance guru and Football Insider columnist Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively about the new boss’s recent comments.
Quoted by the Herald on 27th June, the 55-year-old said there is “fantastic talent” in Asia and South America and that they are areas he will “focus on.”
The Greek-Australian 55-year-old has managed in Greece, Australia and Japan in a 25-year coaching career.
Maguire is not convinced that bringing in players from alternative markets will lead to a spike in commercial revenues.
However, he does believe that Celtic could find bargains in far-flung corners of the world.
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He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “I’m never convinced about the idea that if you sign a good player from Bolivia or Paraguay, people are going to start buying Celtic shirts.
“They still see the player as an international player and the passion of the fans in those countries tends to be quite domestic.
“But I do think Postecoglou is doing the right thing. The European market is fully-priced, apart from potentially in France because, as we know, the market there has collapsed.
“The biggest challenge is going to be getting governing body endorsements for those players from those markets.
“If Celtic can get those through, there is a chance to use Posteoclogu’s experience and familiarity with those markets.
“He will know which players have a skillset which is transferable to the Scottish Premiership.”