Sky Sports pundit: Rodgers could invest £20m on new Celtic arrival
Former Celtic forward Kris Commons believes that Brendan Rodgers will resist the calls to spend big money on players in the January transfer window, claiming that he could spend up to £20million on a new arrival.
The former Scotland international is of the opinion that there is no guarantee that the player will be as good as the players already at Celtic Park.
“He could invest £10million on a player, £20million on a player, but that kind of player is not going to guarantee what the players he has can guarantee now,” the Sky Sports pundit said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“Listen, Brendan will be the first to say ‘this is what I need, this is what I’ve got’. If he loses a player he will need someone.”
Commons also seemed to have a go at the money that is spent on players who have vastly inflated transfer fees, and that sometimes spending big money isn’t the answer to solving a team’s problems.
“But spending money in this day and age, and I’m talking £20million on a central defender, could mean a bang average player.”
The Hoops have signed two players so far in January, with Marvin Compper arriving from Leipzig and Lewis Morgan joining from St Mirren, although Morgan is staying with the Paisley on-loan until the end of the season.
The Bhoys could be in the market for a replacement for Stuart Armstrong, who is set to miss the next month of games after undergoing a hernia operation in Germany on Monday.
Celtic, with new signing Marvin Compper in the squad, return to domestic action after their winter break in Dubai on Saturday, as they begin the defence of the Scottish Cup with a home tie against struggling Championship side Brechin City.
In other Celtic news, Dundee are reportedly wanting over £1million for Jack Hendry
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