Celtic have big advantage over Rangers after Ange Postecoglou's reveal - pundit
Noel Whelan has claimed the ability to “spot players” in the transfer market has been “key” to Celtic establishing an advantage over rivals Rangers.
The former Aberdeen and Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, hailed the “turnover of talent through the door” at Parkhead.
Celtic made nine summer signings and are reportedly already looking to agree a January deal for Japan Under-21 international Yuki Kobayashi.
However, players like Matt O’Riley and Josip Juranovic have been linked with moves away from the Hoops after impressing in Glasgow.
As quoted by football.scotland (3 November), Ange Postecoglou insisted he “doesn’t fear” his key men moving on as any potential transfer fees would give him the opportunity to strengthen his side.
Celtic lead Rangers by four points atop the Scottish Premiership after beating their rivals to the title last season.
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Whelan suggested the Hoops’ superior transfer business has been the main difference between the two sides.
He told Football Insider’s Ewan Kingsbury: “Celtic are in a healthier place, football-wise, which is great news for them ahead of January.
“Rangers are in a healthy place financially, we know that, but I don’t think they’re quite at that same level. They’re going through a bit of a turmoil phase.
“Celtic are just better at going out and spotting players. Their turnover of getting talent through the door is a lot healthier.
“That’s one of the biggest keys for the two sides. The signings have just swung in Celtic’s favour and shown that they are a much better team.
“Rangers have lost too many big personalities and haven’t replaced them.”