Celtic midfielder Kris Commons has expressed the importance of the club’s scouting system in the Glasgow Evening Times.
Commons has explained that the scouts at Parkhead need to continuously work their socks off to ensure that the right calibre of players keep coming into the club, in order to ensure the team stays at a certain level.
“We have been extremely good at that (replacing players) over the past few years, because we have lost some extremely good players,” said Commons.
“We have got to be able produce more from the scouting system to bring in similar sort of players so that we can maintain this level.”
It’s unclear at the moment who might be sold by the Bhoys this summer but there are some positions where Ronny Deila will have no choice but to bring in new players.
Centre back is one with no guarantee that the club will get Jason Denayer back from Manchester City, while there is going to be a hole up front with John Guidetti having already been offered a deal to join Feyenoord as reported by Sky Sports.
Celtic are without doubt the biggest club in Scotland and offer the consistent option of Champions League football to their players, but they will always be faced with the possibility of losing their best players.
The appeal of the Premier League and the higher standards of football in other European divisions are big pulling factors, which suggests that there is always going to be pressure on the Celtic scouts to spot players when there is a void to be filled.
Manager Ronny Deila made some good calls last summer based on the information from his scouts and should be backed to make the right calls this summer if other top profile players choose pastures new.