Football League FC have published wages for every SPFL club this season and it makes for interesting reading.

The site gives the caveat:

We have tried our best to source data from as many reliable sources as possible.

The wages here only include the guaranteed amount and do not include any added performance-based bonuses.

If this is accurate or in the ballpark, there are some wild figures in there.

We”ve highlighted two loan deals who we feel don’t represent what they’re earning. While we accept players coming in on loan can take a wage cut to push through a deal, both Shane Duffy’s and Moi Elyounoussi’s wage air on the lower side of what they’ll actually be getting. Shane is on more than double of what this table suggests and Moi is almost quadruple the amount!

If we take the rest at face value (we can’t confirm or deny these figures), there’s one man sticking out like a sore thumb who should feel hard done by; Kristoffer Ajer. A mainstay of this Celtic team and a pivotal player on his day being paid less than Nir Bitton would be a travesty.

Scott Brown’s wage would have been high when it looked like Celtic could offer him reduced terms, a newly formed team in Australia came along to hike up the price of his last two-year deal which ends this season. Ryan Christie could also have a gripe about his pay.

 

We’ve highlighted players in green we believe will likely leave this summer. leaving big holes in the team. It also gives some of the kids’ opportunities to shine.

With so many likely to come off the wage bill, Celtic must use their scouting system very wisely to make sure they are competitive next season.

What we do know for sure is, Celtic have the biggest playing budget in the country, how we’ve managed to fall so far behind in the league is very regrettable considering the quality we have at our disposal.

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