Ange Postecoglou won’t be getting any Moussa Dembele windfall payments to boost his January transfer fund.
That is the reassuring news for the Daily Record’s army of readers with the Lyon striker reported to be a £5m target for Galatasaray. That is £5m that won’t be heading to Ibrox for Alfredo Morelos with the Turkish giants regularly linked with the Ibrox star.
Celtic sold Dembele to Lyon for £19.8m in August 2018 with that fee hanging over Morelos in every transfer window as clubs are constantly linked with putting in bids only for their interest to melt away.
If Celtic had a standard 10% sell on clause a £30m transfer fee would give them an additional £1m to spend which isn’t really going to make much difference. Nothing has ever been budgeted for.
During the summer the Record and other Scottish outlets were full on for add-ons as they attempted to big up the fees for Joe Aribo and Calvin Bassey, creating the phrase ‘attainable add ons’.
Aribo went to Southampton for £6m with the Bassey fee to Ajax allowing the troubled club to create a £4.9m summer transfer surplus after Ross Wilson’s Magnificent Seven have been accounted for.
Celtic don’t have nine first team squad players out of contract in May.
— Daily Record Sport (@Record_Sport) December 6, 2022
You just knew it had to be Mark Pirie with this story ?same guy yesterday reported 2 goal a season hero Ryan Kent going to the EPL ffs
— finnan67 (@Finnan67) December 7, 2022
What a bizarre article! ????
— Martin Brennan (@Bright_Sparkk) December 6, 2022
That’s it,I’m sending my season ticket back,we’re doomed,probably be liquidated
— james cameron (@JamesJicam) December 7, 2022
Same old spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down.
— James O’Brien (@NYCGlaswegian) December 6, 2022
? only the record could put a negative spin on Celtic making money for nothing on a player they sold for €20m 4 years ago. Morelos turning up to training 2 stone overweight with 6 months left on his deal is a major positive for Beale though ??
— _ (@WindyDiego) December 7, 2022
For every tenner we make that other mob owe a fiver.
— Celtic Curio (@Celticcurio) December 6, 2022
Just when you think they’ve run out of bad news Celtic stories ?
— Bandolero (@gurja_tait) December 6, 2022
Their hatred of Celtic can’t be hidden
— Sean Padraig (@SeanPadraig1798) December 6, 2022
???? they really do a hatchet job on themselves daily ???
— MartyMac1916 (@FenianRisingNo1) December 7, 2022
Wow….. Celtic got £20m for a player and may not get anymore for him…. Meanwhile Kent and Morelos are running down contracts to leave for nothing and can sign pre contracts in 3 weeks time and there isn’t a single article about this?
— T McG (@McGinleyTony) December 7, 2022