No excuses for Celtic not to spend big in summer after reported massive CL windfall
Celtic have been left with little to no excuse not to spend big in the summer after the amount of money the Bhoys make for qualifying for the Champions League group stage was laid bare.
Football finance expert Swiss Ramble revealed that the Hoops had made €32million (over £27million) for making the group stage for the second year in a row.
English clubs Champions League 2017/18 revenue: #LFC €66m, #CFC €64m, #MCFC €62m, #THFC €60m & #MUFC €39m. Celtic get €32m, as Scottish clubs get 10% of UK TV pool if qualify for Group Stage. As #MUFC qualified via Europa League, get nothing from first half of TV pool. pic.twitter.com/WTf4GLwEQJ
— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) April 17, 2018
If you include the money the Hoops could earn from selling a player like Moussa Dembele in the summer, then the Bhoys are sitting on potentially vasts sums of money, which would transform the team.
In the past, the Bhoys have been reluctant to spend big money, preferring a strategy of buying players low, and selling them high – which has worked to an extent.
Indeed, the Hoops record transfer fee is £6million, which signed Chris Sutton and John Hartson in 2000 and 2001.
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But that time is in the past, and Brendan Rodgers, who has the Hoops on the verge on an unprecedented second successive domestic treble, should demand that the Hoops spend big in the summer to take the club to the next level in Europe.
Rodgers has given the Bhoys massive success since joining the club in 2016, and the Hoops support have backed the club in big numbers, it’s now time that the Hoops board gave something back.
In other Celtic news, Scott Bain wants to make his loan deal a permanent one