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DUNDEE, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 15 Kris Commons of Celtic scores a spectacular volleyed goal from distance in the second half during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC...

Kris Commons calls on Celtic to 'flex their financial muscle' in January.

Manager of Celtic Brendan Rodgers looks on during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final at Hampden Park on October 21, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Writing in The Daily Mail, Kris Commons reckons that Celtic could have as much as £27 million to spend on transfers.

Celtic lost 2-0 to Hibernian on Sunday as Rangers leapfrogged them to move top of the Scottish Premiership.

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Manager Brendan Rodgers only has one available striker until the January window opens - Odsonne Edouard - after Leigh Griffiths was ruled out for a number of months with personal issues.

The Hoops boss has already revealed that he plans to sign not one, but two hitmen next month.

 

Rodgers lost Moussa Dembele to Lyon in September for a cool £20 million, giving Celtic - who broke their transfer record on £9 million Edouard - a net profit of around £17 million overall.

But former Bhoys star Commons says Rodgers's budget might be more than that after referring to the 'infamous pot of gold' at Parkhead - a pot of gold he says it's time to use.

"Their yearly financial figures, released back in September, showed a record revenue of £101.6m, along with a pre-tax profit of £17.3m," he wrote in The Daily Mail.

Celtic's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers (L) speaks with Celtic's French midfielder Odsonne  Edouard (R) at the start of a training session at their Lennoxtown facility, north of...

"More tellingly, though, was the net cash figure of £27m. That's the infamous pot of gold the club have stashed away for a rainy day. Well, that time has now come. When the January window opens, Celtic have to be ruthless and flex their financial muscle.

"They have to go and strengthen up front with some reinforcements. Edouard is a young lad who needs help because the lone striker role is so difficult."

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during a training session at Lennoxtown Training Centre on April 27, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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