Celtic manager Ronny Deila has revealed in the Glasgow Evening Times the message he’s always giving to key players at the club.
Celtic have some very good players in all positions, who have performed consistently over a long period and who could attract interest from other clubs in the transfer market this summer as a result.
Deila has also stressed the significance of the Champions League as a platform Celtic’s players can use to improve their all round games.
“We keep telling them that they can become better players here. They can improve,” said Deila.
“They have been very consistent for us. You can develop, you can get better with Celtic - There is a big prize for us if we can get into the Champions League.”
That exposure to the Champions League is vital because of the higher standard of competition it presents.
That’s one of the only ways players can get better and it’s a competition with an arguably higher standard than is normally the case in domestic Scottish football.
Celtic are also a big football club with a massive support base, which generates pressure and that in itself makes players wary, makes them a little tense and heightens concentration levels in order to improve performance.
If any top quality players do leave this summer, Celtic have the profile to sign good replacements but it’s important they try and keep key players for the ongoing consistency and performances of the team.
Whether the players can resist the temptation of glamorous and expensive moves remains to be seen.