Whilst everyone’s attention is on the upcoming clash against Valencia, Celtic sneaked out their newest plc interim report.

The numbers make good viewing for the men in charge of the club. The club made a profit of £18.8 million before taxation.

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The club has done well to keep the money coming in despite the lack of Champions League football this season. Of course, the sale of Moussa Dembele did cover that shortfall.

Supporters will be far more interested in what happens on the pitch, and will hope that Celtic spend big in the summer.

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The chances of that happening would seem to be remote. The club may have broken its transfer record to sign Odsonne Edouard last season.

That was a one-off though. Perhaps a deal was agreed with his former club PSG should the player be a success at Celtic Park.

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There’s no doubt fans would like to see Filip Benkovic, Oliver Burke, Timothy Weah and Jeremy Toljan remain at the club after their loan deals come to and end.

Realistically though that just isn’t feasible. The parent clubs might not want to sell or will demand too much money.

When you factor in the new contracts signed by many players at Celtic over the last 12 months, money has been spent.

 

There will no doubt be money available for the manager in the summer.  But Celtic have never been about breaking the bank for players, and that is unlikely to change any time soon.