Celtic could splash the cash on a “completely different squad” over the coming years.
That’s according of Paddy Kenny, who was talking to Football Insider after reports suggested the Hoops are wanted in an all-British league.
According to The Sun, Celtic and their Glasgow rivals Rangers would both jump at the chance to move divisions, with the proposal to be backed by FIFA, UEFA and the UK Government.
Who has been your Celtic player of the season?
Kenny was giving his opinion on the latest major reveal. The former Republic of Ireland goalkeeper shared how he thought the Hoops might fare in the English Premier League and has tipped the club to invest in better players as a result of a financial increase. The 42-year-old told Football Insider:
“I think they’d be the bottom half of the Premier League or top half of the Championship. They could be a yo-yo club, who knows?
“But then again, that’s based on the squad and finances that they’ve got now.
“But if they were playing in the Premier League they’d have better finances and spend them on better players and a completely different squad.
“They are an absolutely massive club and I’m sure they would get a lot more investment if they were in the Premier League compared to the Scottish league.
“No disrespect to the Scottish league, of course.”
Transfer Tavern take
Scottish manager David Moyes, currently in charge of West Ham, recently backed plans for the two Glasgow clubs to join a British league. Should such a proposal materialise, we’re with Kenny in believing that the Hoops would build a completely different squad.
It wouldn’t happen overnight, of course, but Celtic would need to bolster and add proven quality to their squad if they were to face a number of England’s elite clubs on a regular basis.
You would expect any proposal to take time to officially get the green light, but if it does, Celtic fans could be in for an exciting future, especially with the money involved in the Premier League.
In other news: Huge Celtic update emerges on £12k-p/w star; Lawwell and McKay may be set for blunder – find out more here.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience