You know I love a bit of financial chat, but there is so much to do before we can consider the potential £50m that awaits in the Champions League, after Uefa announced a spectacular increase in financial distribution for next season.
We have four rounds to negotiate. Two, possibly three, will be difficult. Right now, our chances of going through stand a little below 50%. There is a lot of work to do in the coming weeks. Don’t go counting on that £50m yet.
No harm to Nadir Ciftci, who wil leave the club at the end of the month, but he was made for different times. His talent was evident at Dundee United but his work-rate there never marked him out as a Ronny Deila player. It was an astonishing signing which sent worrying signs about our recruitment processes at that time.