Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has poured cold water on the notion that the Hoops will spend big in the summer.
The Hoops boss has claimed that it is ‘very difficult’ to bring players in that will vastly improve the club, and that they won’t have fortunes to spend in the summer.
“Without being defeatist it’s always going to be very, very difficult for us,” he said, as quoted by the Herald.
“The first challenge is to qualify and we have extra games this year. It depends what success is in Europe. What is success in Europe for a Scottish club?’
“We have to invest and improve. But the reality is that we can’t spend fortunes because there’s not masses of money there to do that. We can’t go and spend £110 or £120million.”
It will be interesting to see what the Hoops do in the summer as they do need to improve the squad if they want to make an impact in Europe.
Football Insider verdict
The Hoops boss is probably just being realistic but it isn’t what fans want to hear. Celtic have never been a club which has liked to spend huge money on players, and that doesn’t look like it is going to change any time in the near future. Of course, there are still bargains to be had, and the £500,000 the Bhoys paid for Moussa Dembele will be recouped hugely should the player leave in the summer, but the Bhoys do need to add quality if they are going to make any impression of note in Europe next season. This current team is at the end of it’s cycle, you can’t really expect them to do more after winning two domestic trebles in a row, and with some additions the team could make a run in Europe after making some inroads in the season just gone, only time will tell but these players can’t be expected to lead the Hoops going forward for yet another season.
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