Sky Sports reporter can't see any major Celtic transfer exits happening

By John Reid

October 3, 2020

Sky Sports news editor Anthony Joseph doesn’t think any major players will be leaving Celtic before the end of the transfer window, making the claim on his Twitter account.

The transfer window in Scotland slams shut on this Monday night. In response to a Twitter query about potential Celtic exits Joseph thinks it would have to take ‘silly money’ as part of a ‘domino effect’ for the Hoops to even consider selling a major player.

Only if someone throws silly money at Celtic, which I can’t see happening unless it’s part of a domino effect” Joseph said, in response to the question about any major outgoings at the club.

Celtic would really be daft to accept any bid for one of the club’s most important players now. Even if ‘silly money’ was offered, there would be little time to bring in a replacement.

Celtic celebrate vs Hibernian / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Let’s say, for example, that a club offers £40m for Odsonne Edouard. That would be ‘silly money’, and Celtic would have to think about accepting the bid.

Teams would increase prices for potential Hoops signings

If the Hoops did accept that bid, teams would increase their prices knowing that Celtic had money to spend.

Callum McGregor celebrates a Celtic goal / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

This season more than any others it is about keeping the squad together. 10 in a row is not something that can be gambled with.

Accepting a bid would contradict manager’s comments

Also, if Celtic accepted a bid for a key player it would contradict recent comments made by Neil Lennon. Lennon said, as quoted by the Daily Record, that Celtic ‘don’t need’ to sell any players, and he was ‘very confident’ that all the important players will be at the club following the recent win over Sarajevo.

No doubt some Celtic fans will still be nervously watching the clock on Monday night. There will be concern about last minute bids for players. However, the Hoops support should seemingly be confident that come Tuesday the squad will be intact for the bid to win 10 in a row.

In other news, read our predicted starting XI for Celtic’s game against St Johnstone.