Lukasz Zaluska pulled no punches ahead of Celtic’s Champions league qualifier against his former club Legia Warsaw.

The backup goalie bemoaned Celtic’s lack of transfer activity so far this summer and questioned why this was the case

He said: “We have a new coach, Ronny Deila, and he has introduced new tactics, but we’ve not yet been involved in a serious match to test them. We beat a team from Iceland without any hassle, so we will get our first real test this week.

“In our team, Samaras left because the club didn’t offer him a new contract. For 
the first time since I’ve been at Celtic in almost five years, the club has not bought one player this summer.

“Every year something has happened, but now there is silence. We have played two years in a row in the Champions League group stages and we have 40,000 season ticket holders, so any rumour about the poor 
financial condition of the club is probably exaggerated. And without Rangers, the league is not what it once was.”

This would seem to be an astonishing outburst from a player on Celtic’s books. His frustration at lack of transfer activity is echoed among the Celtic support but this kind of chat will not go down well among the Celtic hierarchy.

Maybe Lukasz is trying to work his ticket out of the club at this point. With Craig Gordon ahead of him now in the pecking order the 32 year old might want to explore other options.

He might just get that wish after these comments.


Quotes via The Scotsman