The Telegraph have reported this evening that Fifa are considering extending the summer transfer window through to next January, which would surely result in a major change to the way Celtic might operate over the next eight months.

There are fears of a stagnating transfer market this summer due to the ongoing public health crisis that has wreaked havoc on the game across the world.

With owners and players potentially losing out financially, The Telegraph states that clubs could be reluctant to splash the cash on big talents.


Fifa will now speak with clubs to potentially extend the trading window until the new year, in the hope that money again starts to flow once football is back on its feet.

It’d certainly be a dramatic shift from the norm and could be something of a game-changer at Celtic.

The Hoops, who have more spending power than anyone else in the Scottish Premiership, would likely benefit most in Scotland from the ability to dip into the market at any time, even when football is ongoing.

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The club has prided itself on shopping and selling smartly in transfer windows over the last few years and without the pressure of the summer window closing could theoretically do better business.

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It could also allow the club time to come to terms with what is happening across football and decide the best way to proceed with key assets and talents like Odsonne Edouard, whose contract expires in 2022.

Right now, across all facets of football, it seems absolutely everything is on the table when it comes to navigating the current crisis.

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