A lot has been made of Celtic’s signing policy over the last five years but it’s certainly starting to pay dividends.
Buy young and fairly cheap, help mould and then sell for large transfer fee. Wanyama, Forster, van Dijk and even Gary Hooper have fallen under that category. Unlike Hooper though the aforementioned three has or will send more money Celtic’s way.
With a sell-on clause on all these players, Celtic have insured they get a slice of the overinflated prices banded about in the English Premier League. While Wanyama’s sell-on fee was not as much as Celtic would’ve hoped it’s interest in Virgil van Dijk who will prop up Celtic’s recruitment drive this summer.
While Southampton have been clear they don’t want to sell, people close to the Dutch defender say he is ready to move on and further his career at one of the top four. Chelsea have been monitoring the towering centre-back for sometime and will make their move in the summer to the tune of £50million.
Celtic’s sell-on fee is reported to be a flat 10% rate and not 10% off the profit of his sale. This means Celtic will enjoy another cash windfall from the big man’s transfer, helping Brendan Rodgers in his own transfer dealings.
With Champions League money from this season plus this, Rodgers has real chance of bringing quality in.
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