They say you get what you pay for. That motto has certainly rung true for Celtic in the transfer window over the past 18 months or so.

Twice, the club have decided to go big, making a statement and bringing in a top player for France.

We spent £16 million combined on Odsonne Edouard (£9m, Sky Sports) and Christopher Jullien (£7m, Scottish Sun).

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Celtic defender Christopher Jullien

Celtic defender Christopher Jullien (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The outlay was huge by our standards, so was the risk involved. However, both signings have already proven to be astute pieces of business.

It seems like you do get what you pay for after all.

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celtic shouldn’t be afraid to pay a huge fee this month

It’s kind of been accepted that the club won’t spend a similar amount on a single player this month.


Tuesday recruit Patryk Klimala was still a relatively expensive signing, costing £3.5million according to the Scottish Sun.


However, he’s one tier down from the likes of Edouard and Jullien who were huge arrivals at the time.

Celtic forward Patryk Klimala

Celtic forward Patryk Klimala (Photo by Joachim Sielski/Bongarts/Getty Images)

There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be looking to bring in another marquee signing on a permanent deal. Of course the summer is the best time to do that, when clubs are more likely to do business.

But with so much on the line for us between now and the end of the season, can we really afford to wait?

Just imagine where we’d be had we not signed Edouard and Jullien, and instead gone for two cheaper options.

Big fees don’t guarantee success, but they sure do increase the chances. Hopefully the hierarchy at the club are realising that while recruiting this month.

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