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Has Celtic's Brendan Rodgers ruled out Omar Elabdellaoui move?

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during a training session at Lennoxtown on December 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic won't be splashing the cash this month, according to Brendan Rodgers.

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

Brendan Rodgers has told The Scottish Sun that he probably won't be making any big-money signings for Celtic this month.

The Hoops have been very active so far in January, but two of their three signings have only joined Rodgers's side on loan.

Celtic have signed Timothy Weah, son of George, on loan from Paris Saint-Germain until the end of the season, while the same applies to West Brom's Oliver Burke.

Some £2 million was spent on bringing Vakoun Issouf Bayo to Parkhead, but will they spending much more than that on anyone else? Probably not, going by Rodgers's new comments.

 

Another player on the radar is Olympiacos right-back Omar Elabdellaoui who, according to The Scottish Sun, will be the subject of a £4 million bid.

But that seems unlikely to happen. Here's what Rodgers told The Sun when asked if he'd spend 'big money': "I don’t think that’s how Celtic works.

"The model of the club is value and maximising that value and talent and development and seeing it grow at the club. The young players that have come in fit that model."

Is £4 million big money for Celtic? Not in terms of revenue, but definitely in terms of expenditure.

The Northern Irish manager has only ever spent more than that on two occasions during his time in Glasgow - Olivier Ntcham for £4.5 million, and Odsonne Edouard for a club-record £9 million.

Time will tell if Elabdellaoui is the third but, judging by these comments, it seems unlikely. Not this month anyway.

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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