Celtic’s transfer strategy has worked but there needs to be a better balance

Nobody can deny that our transfer strategy has worked all these years, but there needs to be a better balance…

Celtic Chairman Peter Lawwell and Chief Executive Michael Nicholson in the directors box. Celtic v Kilmarnock, Cinch Scottish Premiership, 17 February 2024. Photo Stuart Wallace Shutterstock

Celtic as a club have a transfer strategy that’s served us well over the years. Buy players with potential at a low price and nurture that talent while hopefully sell on for a big profit.

It’s worked out on numerous occasions with players such as Fraser Forster, Victor Wanyama, Virgil Van Djik, Moussa Dembele and Jota netting us a considerable profit when they departed for big fees.

No one can deny that’s it’s a strategy that’s worked well. We’re a well run club and balance our books accordingly when it would be easier to get into debt like so many football clubs in the present era. So we have to be thankful to those who run our club.

But that doesn’t mean they are above criticism. Yes we have a model that serves us well financially while also keeping us successful on the park, but the time has come to shake that strategy up a bit.

We need a better balance when it comes to our recruitment, and with that I mean adding a bit of proven quality and experience to our ranks, as Brendan Rodgers as been very clear in saying that is what is required.

We should continue to buy potential talent, but also take a chance on more experienced players. We might not gain financially in a few years, but it will go a long way to keeping us as the dominant force in Scottish football while also maybe helping us make some strides on the European front, which cannot just be about the money. Celtic in Europe needs some glory.

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