With the January transfer window opening in less than a month Neil Lennon is the envy of every other SPFL manager.
As well as being at the top of the SPFL table with the best paid squad in the country Lennon should have access to more funds than all of the other clubs combined.
Celtic do have bigger overheads than anyone else in terms of salaries and maintenance but in an era of debt the club’s bank book is overflowing at a critical stage of the season.
Aberdeen’s cash balance was unchanged at £2m. Of note here is that Celtic’s £34m cash is 2.5 times as much as the other 11 SPFL Premiership clubs combined (which amounts to £13m). Rangers only had £1m in the bank. pic.twitter.com/JMqjDiziHW
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Champions League money really does add an extra glow but with three sell-out Europa League ties, prize money for topping their group and at least one Europa tie in the new year the club accounts will have another healthy glow for this season. Plus, there is a record transfer fee from Arsenal for Kieran Tierney.
Lennon’s squad looks strong in almost every area with the exception of striker where most fans would happily spend the January budget on a tried and tested striker.
Odsonne Edouard’s fitness is currently a matter of concern with little currently in the way of back-up. With the striker expected to play in the Olympic Games next summer a new forward is needed in the short and medium term with Edouard likely to be the subject of transfer bids in 2020.