Ally McCoist sends Celtic a warning about summer transfer window

Manager Ally McCoist of Rangers celebrates following his team's victory over Berwick Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are closing in on a treble treble but were knocked out of the Europa League by Valencia.

Rangers player Ally McCoist celebrates after Rangers had beaten St Mirren 4-0, to claim the 1991

Ally McCoist claims that Celtic have no choice but to invest heavily in new signings this summer if they are to make progress on the European stage, speaking to Alan Brazil on talkSPORT (25 April, 9:00am).

It has been a mixed season for Celtic. They are cruising towards an unprecedented third successive domestic treble but once again fell short on the continent, losing to Valencia in the Europa League knockout stages after being stunned in the Champions League qualifiers by a very limited AEK Athens side.

 

And McCoist, a former Rangers striker and manager, believes that The Hoops need to spend big if they are to avoid another season of frustration in Europe.

“They need to reinvest. It’s a massive, massive summer. Celtic have got to strengthen,” the Scotland legend said.

Celtic fans greet the arrival of the Celtic FC team bus at Celtic Park ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Salzburg at Celtic Park on December 13, 2018 in...

“They are stuck between a rock and a hard place (because) they’ve got to reinvest if they’re to progress in Europe but they’re going to win the league anyway.”

Celtic are also set to lose a number of key players this summer. Filip Benkovic, Timothy Weah and Jeremy Toljan will leave when their loan deals expire while Dedryck Boyata has failed to agree a new contract.

Central midfielder Olivier Ntcham has been linked with an exit too while doubts also surround the future of Scott Sinclair.

Scott Sinclair of Celtic in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and St Mirren at Celtic Park on January 23, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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