Celtic will earn more money than expected from their Champions League campaign of last season which is a timely boost with the January transfer window around the corner, according to a report.

The Evening Times is reporting that UEFA have decided to give all the money received in fines from clubs which breached the rules on Financial Fair Play to clubs which participated in the 2016/17 Champions League.

The Bhoys of course did qualify, finishing bottom of a very tough group which included Barcelona, Manchester City and Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Celtic are set to earn a five-figure fee worth £68,803, and if the policy is still in place next season they should earn the amount once more, as the Hoops once again qualified for the Champions League.

The Bhoys are still in Europe this season, are set to face Russian side Zenit St Petersburg in the last 32 of the Europa League in February.

Celtic’s European form has been up and down this season, but they did manage to earn a spot in Europe after Christmas for the first time in three years which was the aim for Brendan Rodgers at the start of the season.

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The Hoops return to domestic action in the midweek clash against Hamilton, just one of a number of Scottish Premiership games in a very busy December schedule which culminates in a Glasgow derby against Rangers on December the 30th.

In other Celtic news, Leigh Griffiths should make his return to the team against Hamilton

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