Davie Provan slams Ian Bankier over Celtic money flaunting, details 'bottom line'
Former Celtic winger Davie Provan believes that the Hoops should be doing more to attract players to the club.
The Sky Sports pundit wasn’t impressed by comments made by manager Brendan Rodgers implying that top players would demand too much money to move to Scotland.
“If he’s saying Celtic can’t attract a player who can come straight in to his team and improve it, that’s not good enough,” Provan said, as quoted in his column in the Scottish Sun.
He then got tore into chairman of the club, Ian Bankier for flaunting about the money that the Bhoys are pocketing at the moment.
“Just last week chairman Ian Bankier was trumpeting the cash Celtic are making. Shouldn’t most of it be going back into the team?”
The former Scottish international thinks that adding a big signing to the squad will improve the morale at the club.
“Trust me, nothing would give Rodgers’ dressing room a bigger lift than the arrival of a top player. Bottom line is that if the money is right, players will come.”
The Hoops return to league action on Sunday, when they take on St Johnstone at Celtic Park. A win over Tommy Wright’s side would move the Bhoys 11 points clear of Aberdeen at the top of the Scottish Premiership table, following the Dons’ 2-0 loss to Hibernian on Saturday.
There are expected to be changes to the side with the second leg against Zenit on Thursday in mind, and captain Scott Brown will miss the game against the Perth side because of suspension.
The previous league meetings between the teams this season have resulted in a 1-1 draw in August and a 4-0 win for the Bhoys in November, a game which saw the Hoops set a new British record of 63 domestic games unbeaten.
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