Celtic's transfer incomings and outgoings are being taken to new highs

By John McGinley

September 3, 2019

Celtic have been involved in transfer deals, incoming and outgoing, worth a staggering £81m across the last three transfer windows, The Scottish Sun report.

The Hoops have made 14 signings over the last few months, which the paper say resulted in a £14m outlay. The most expensive of those was defender Christopher Jullien, who cost £7m.

We also of course sold Kieran Tierney to English Premier League club Arsenal for a fee of £25m.

Those deals, added to the sale of players such as Moussa Dembele and Stuart Armstrong, as well as the acquisition of stars like Odsonne Edouard last summer all adds up to the massive £81m total, according to the outlet.

In total, we’ve involved in 47 deals since the start of last summer’s window.

It’s an incredible monetary sum that demonstrates the increasing spending power of the Hoops. It also highlights that the reputation of the club as one which can produce outstanding elite talents is growing too.

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Has our recruitment been good enough?

The squad certainly appears to have enough depth right now.

There’s also no complaints when it comes to our domestic dominance.

The players we’ve brought to the club over the last couple of years have played a massive part in our immense trophy success since 2016. When we’re winning treble trebles, there’s not much to complain about.

There is a valid argument that says we did not plan appropriately for European challenges this season though. A wealth of players who left the club after last season were well known to be on their way and we couldn’t get our ducks in a row quick enough.

Moving forward we need to have more of a long-term view of things. Hopefully the Cluj result was a lesson for the club off the pitch as much as on it.