Thank you to everyone who participated in our auction for the Lionel Messi signed shirt, which raised £1020 when it closed this morning, a clear £20 more than the Celtic top signed by the Seville squad, which closed a few days earlier, you are a credit to the club. Our summer fundraising for the 1254125 campaign and other good causes is off to an excellent start.
We have seven weeks until our first Champions League qualifying game but the qualifying rounds do not end for a full 12 weeks. These timescales will determine how seriously Celtic take interest in our star players. Right now, there will be little attention to these matters.
With a couple of new contract offers unsigned after 8 months, I expect Celtic will have a sale valuation in mind, but business is often done in the final days of the transfer window, and until then, efforts will continue to re-sign players. Celtic are in the fortunate position of not having to accept an offer to keep the lights on, so if valuations are not met, as was the case with Gary Hooper in January, we can afford to let players leave for nothing.
Willie Wallace’s autobiography, Heart of a Lion, sold out initial stock at the mail-order fulfilment centre and several retail stores last week. The fulfilment centre is now back in stock, all orders should be shipped and with you in a couple of days.
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