ANGE POSTECOGLOU has revealed he will NOT be tempted to change his transfer policy – even if Celtic secure a £40million Champions League windfall.
The Hoops are within touching distance of the title and can go nine points clear if they beat Hearts in the High Noon showdown at Parkhead tomorrow.
Postecoglou’s men will have two matches left to play – a Wednesday trip to Tannadice to take on Dundee United and then the visit of Motherwell to the east end of Glasgow three days later for what everyone hopes will be Flag Day, the tenth in eleven years.
The Greek-Australian gaffer, who has brought in SEVENTEEN players in two transfer windows since his June arrival, is taking nothing for granted, as CQN reported earlier today.
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS…Ange Postecoglou sounds the battle cry.
Asked if he would be more “adventurous” in the market with the Euro jackpot just about guaranteed, Postecoglou, speaking to Sky Sports, replied: “I think it makes us a more attractive proposition.
“It won’t change the strategy in terms of players. I think we have done really well in the transfer market this season by following a certain formula and that’s not going to change.
“We won’t move to a different price bracket just because it’s there. It’s about bringing in the right types of players.”
Quizzed if he already had one eye on competing among Europe’s elite, Postecoglou answered: “Yes, definitely. We always knew that there was a likelihood that the winner this season would get Champions League football.
MONEY MATTERS…Kyogo Furuhashi has proved to be a bargain at £4.6million.
“It just adds a lot of certainty to your planning. It’s been quite a while where you go into the season, especially at this football club, uncertain of which European competition you are going to be in. Sometimes that delays decisions on recruiting and other matters.
“If we win it this year, we know that we are definitely in the group stage and that gives us a chance to have a comprehensive plan.”
Japanese international striker Kyogo Furuhashi remains the manager’s most expensive purchase at £4.6million from J-League outfit Vissel Kobe in July while the club splashed £4.2million on Swedish central defender Carl Starfelt from Russian giants Rubin Kazan.
Liel Abada was priced at £3.5million when he arrived from Israel.