As Celtic’s transfer policy has been questioned over the last few months, not many have questioned the clubs finances as the reason the transfer business has failed to materialise.
Well that’s not strictly true. Not so long ago, Born Celtic reported that former Rangers midfielder, Barry Ferguson, questioned Celtic’s finances even although the club have brought in the guts of over £30m since the beginning of the year whilst his own club have brought in virtually zero.
Many of these pundits quote COVID as the main issue that Celtic could be struggling finanacially even though the Hoops publish audited accounts every year and still have cash in the bank after eighteen months into the pandemic.
But yet, here we are. Yet another pundit is now questioning Celtic’s financial power and yet again it’s another ex Rangers player. Surprising? No. Obvious at what the agenda is? Yes.
Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, Craig Moore made the suggestion again as the pundit’s picked the bones over Celtic’s Champions League performances, “We don’t know, I mean at the end of the day I, probably like a lot of Celtic supporters at the start of the season felt a lot of transfers would come through the door.
“They’d spend money to look to try and wrestle back the title immediately from from Rangers.
“But I think the longer it’s gone on, the more you start to think about how much money is there to throw at these deals?
“It’s almost as if it’s like, you know, what bargains are out there rather than, are we willing to spend 5, 6, 7 million on top talent which you need to do get top talent.
“It’s not been the case so is there an issue financially? Is there a problem in terms of the way the books now look in terms of that balancing act?
“There has been a lot of money that’s come through in terms of transfer sales and players. But don’t be fooled. Fifty or sixty million That doesn’t come though as soon as that transfer goes through.
“A lot of those are in instalments so you’re not seeing all that money immediately. There’s a lot a lot of things to take into consideration.”
The irony here is off the chart. So when Rangers sell Morelos will they get all the cash in one instalment? It’s almost as if they think the same rules don’t apply to their own club!
You know what’s even more incredible that these claims are made? The fact they go unchallenged by anyone else on the panel of “experts”. It’s almost as if they cannot wait for the day the infamous “cracked badge” meme gets rolled out for their next big exclusive.
We will see how Celtic’s financial power is before the end of the transfer window and after the club has concluded it’s business there will be no doubt as to who has the most flex when it comes to showing off financial muscles.