Money talks, not prestige, European football, or winning honours. That’s the blunt truth

The sheer hypocrisy of the English is astounding. Money talks, that’s the blunt truth…

The recent surge of players heading to Saudi Arabia is dramatically increasing by the day, a host of stars still in the prime of their careers have joined Cristiano Ronaldo in signing up to play for various clubs in the gulf state.

The eye watering sums of money involved is ultimately the clincher for these players to up sticks and continue their careers at a lower level of football than they are used to, but it’s totally their choice to do so.

This has led to much sneering form supporters and many high profile pundits south of the border. It’s highly amusing that they don’t see the irony in their comments, most likely through their sheer arrogance.

The English Premier League, as we know, is propped up through Sky TV millions. Eye watering amounts are spent on fees and salary’s on otherwise average players as teams such as Bournemouth and Burnley who are no bigger than Kilmarnock and Aberdeen splash crazy amounts of money enticing players to places that they couldn’t point out on a map.

Kristoffer Ajer of Brentford dribbling during the Premier League match between Brentford and Brighton and Hove Albion at Brentford Community Stadium, London, England on 11 September 2021. Photo Carlton Myrie

We as a support know this all too well, many players have left our club pursuing the money on offer down south. Players such as Odssone Edouard and Kristoffer Ajer swapped winning trophies, playing in front of sixty thousand people and guaranteed European football for mediocrity in the EPL. Those two are just an example, there is many more and there will continue to be many more.

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It’s a reality we have come to terms with, and it’s one the arrogant folk who follow English football will have to come to terms with. Money talks, not prestige, not European football, or winning honours. That’s the blunt truth.

JustAnOrdinaryBhoy – follow on Twitter @ordinarybhoy

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An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.

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