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ANGE POSTECOGLOU has said that Celtic must be aggressive in their transfer approach, warning fans that some of their favourites may have to be moved on.

Soccer Football – Champions League – Group F – Real Madrid v Celtic – Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain – November 2, 2022 Celtic manager Ange Postecoglu applauds fans after the match REUTERS/Susana Vera

Ange has been ruthless with transfers in the past and has even released prominent figures in previous clubs. He doesn’t shy away from it, doing it with the best intentions for the club.

It’s the second time in two days that the manager has made such a statement, warning fans that it will be unsettling at times, but in order to keep taking steps forward in the Champions League, it has to happen.

Speaking at the Celtic AGM, the Aussie boss said;

“The business and football side is aligned. I’ll make my vision clear. Most of centres around finances. We need to be there every year and keep growing. Our approach has to be aggressive.

“We need to be aggressive and agile in the transfer market.

“We will need to move players around to make gains. We have to maximise our squad to get the greatest revenue from the club. I’m comfortable with that. It will be unsettling for you guys, you’ll have favourite players, but we need to be wise.”

We’ll likely see some departures in the summer, with top clubs already sniffing about some of Celtic’s stars. The manager will likely try to move some deadwood, like James McCarthy, on to create more space on the wage bill.

There’s no room for sentiment under Ange.

2 COMMENTS

  1. We have a bad knack for selling our best players then inadequately replacing them, repeatedly downgrading player & squad quality to a point now where just getting into the Champions League is seen as a victory.

    If we want to move forward we need to keep the bulk if not all of our best players & move on the underachievers to make ends meet or whatever, buy/train the best of Scottish players given they make up a quota of around 1/3rd of our European squad so we’ve not got the likes of McCarthy & Bain taking up valuable squad places without ever really contributing or having a realistic chance of regular first team football.

    Of the foreign lads, I definitely wouldn’t be looking to sell Jota, Haksabanovic, Juranovic or Carter-Vickers, but they’re most likely to be the players the club looks to cash in on.

    Jenz & Abildgaard have looked good, wouldn’t mind us signing them permanently; I’d like to see more of Abildgaard as the team looks a lot more balanced defensively & through the middle with him in it

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