Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies has revealed that the club’s board would break the club’s record transfer fee if there was a player available who came into that category.
The most the Bhoys have ever spent on a signing is £6million that they paid for Chris Sutton and John Hartson in 2000 and 2001 respectively.
But Davies believes that if he and current manager Brendan Rodgers wanted to splash the cash on a new signing then the board would back their plans.
“I think the club will support if it is the right player,” he said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“Brendan works closely with Peter [Lawwell] and Dermot [Desmond].
“If it is the right player that we all feel is worth that money, and can really take us forward, then I’m sure Brendan would be supported in that.”
The Bhoys have brought in two new signings in January, with Marvin Compper joining from Leipzig – although he won’t feature in the first-team for a month as he has a calf injury – and Lewis Morgan, who was returned to St Mirren on loan for the rest of the season.
The club are reportedly looking for a creative player for the middle of the park but as yet there have been no bids for any player with just over a week of the transfer window left to go.
Celtic return to league action against Partick Thistle at Firhill on Tuesday, looking to maintain their eight point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.
In other Celtic news, a host of club are reportedly interested in signing Jack Hendry