Celtic manager Ronny Deila has been quoted by VideoCelts explaining why he doesn’t know his budget for transfers in the summer.
The Norwegian has revealed that he won’t be made aware of his final budget until he knows where Celtic will finish in the Scottish Premiership.
“We know that to earn money, we have to be in the Champions League,” said Deila.
“I can’t know my budget if I don’t know where we are. You don’t get a budget for money that you don’t have.”
Celtic’s chances of winning the title, which would lead to a Champions League place for next season, are very good.
Regardless of the defeat against St Johnstone earlier this week, the Bhoys retain a healthy lead over Aberdeen at the top of the table.
There will be areas of the Celtic squad that Deila is keen to improve, but he’s right to suggest that he can’t make concrete plans until he knows whether the Bhoys will be playing in Europe next season.
Not only will the Champions League have an impact on the budget of the club, it also impacts the calibre and quality of the players that Celtic can go after.
Celtic have a much better chance of signing higher profile and higher quality players if they have the Champions League to back them up.