Former Celtic striker Derek Whyte told talkSPORT what he sees as the challenge his old team are always battling against in the transfer market.
Celtic boss Ronny Deila has made some good additions so far this summer, but Whyte suggested that the Bhoys are always in danger of losing their best players because of the financial power clubs south of the border now possess.
“It’s the wages and some of the guys in the Championship are on more than the guys at Celtic Park at the moment – The club will always be able to attract players but the problem is they just can’t compete with the guys in England,” he told talkSPORT.
A constant battle for Celtic
As Whyte suggests, Celtic will always have a lot going for them in terms of being able to attract players because of the size and stature of the football club.
There is also a platform of European football for Celtic to offer their players, as well as any potential new signings.
However, the money which is now pumped into the English Premier League and Football League makes it difficult for the club to match some of the financial packages which are put forward to their best players.
In those types of situations, the club just need to trust their manager and the coaching staff to handle things in the right way.
Deila has set a level of expectation in terms of standards which is important and fans should trust him that any player straying from those standards, potentially because they’ve been linked with a move away, will be moved on for the greater good of the football club.