Neil Lennon has revealed that elti’s January transfer activity will be concentrated on the British market.
In less than a fortnight the Transfer Window opens but that date also coincides with Britain leaving the European Union. As things stand there appears to be no agreement in place overing the movement of workers.
Sine the Bosman ruling in the mid-nineties there has been no restorations on the number of European players coming to Sottish football with that market serving Celtic well.
With the English market the most competitive and over-pried in the world looking to Eastern Europe and Scandinavia has provided better value.
Last January elti brought in Patryk Klimala from Poland and Ismaila Soro from Israel but there seems to be no plans in place for non-British workers from January 1.
At yesterday’s media conference Lennon was asked if Celtic had considered the implications of Brexit in their January plans.
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We have looked at that. We’re probably looking at the British market more than anything else. I think it’s going to be difficult after the end of the year, to get players in from the continent, as far as we’re aware.
Nick (Hammond) and his recruitment team, and obviously the board, are looking into that and ways, if we want to bring players in, what’s the right way in accordance with the laws. We’re aware of the difficulties we could face going forward.