It’s no secret that Celtic will enjoy a massive Champions League windfall if they manage to get passed Malmo in the coming weeks but it seems like there is a lot of movement in the background preparing for both scenarios happening.
Instead of waiting to know their fate before making enquiries and looking to move people on Celtic are reportedly making moves and having talks with potential signings. They’re also letting current players surplus to requirements know they can move on quickly once the qualifiers have been dealt with.
Regardless of the outcome Celtic fans should expect quick business once the club know how much money they have to work with.
Many fans are convinced if Celtic do qualify then the club will delay Virgil van Dijk’s departure for at least 6 months – the promise of 6 big Champions League nights the carrot for staying. However, if Celtic do not qualify then it would accelerate the players move.
It makes sense for the club to prepare potential transfers as the window will shut 5 days after qualification has either been won or lost. To start negotiations with clubs and agents at that point would put us at a disadvantage.
If Celtic do qualify then they WILL be looking to bring in another striker. Most likely to move on to make way is Anthony Stokes.