Reported Castagne statement proves that Celtic are willing to splash the cash

By John Reid

May 30, 2019

Celtic fans have often worried that the club is not willing to spend big money on players. This is despite the club breaking their transfer record to sign Odsonne Edouard last summer.

However, since then the notable purchases have been few and far between. However, some recent comments by a former Hoops target shows that Celtic are willing to splash the cash.

Atalanta right-back Timothy Castagne has claimed that the Hoops offered his club eight million pounds to sign him in January. However, the Italian side were holding out for 12 million.

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“The deal collapsed”

“In December I wasn’t starting any games and there was a £8million move to Celtic on the table. It looked like I was leaving, but the club wanted £12 million and the deal collapsed” he said, as reported by the Daily Record.

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The fact that the Hoops were reportedly willing to spend so much money on a player in January could be a promising sign ahead of the summer transfer window.

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A good sign for the months ahead?

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Hopefully it is a sign that should Neil Lennon want to spend big money on a player, the board will do all they can to get the deal done.

Of course, it remains to be seen who Lennon wants to sign for the Hoops in the summer. But it looks like the money is there should the Hoops want to spend big.