Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, former Premier League midfielder Lee Hendrie believes Celtic have not had to splash the cash in recent years.
Prior to this season, where the Glasgow club handed over their title to their city rivals, they had dominated Scottish football.
Celtic had won nine league titles in a row, also picking up an incredible amount of other domestic trophies on the way.
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For Hendrie, that was partly down to the likes of Neil Lennon, Brendan Rodgers and Ronny Deila having a really solid base, one that did not need significant investment put into it every summer.
However, after the season they have had, the Sky Sports pundit feels the club are now in a much different position.
“I just felt that Celtic really haven’t had to do that [spend big] for quite some time,” Hendrie told TT.
“I felt that they’ve had a really solid base in their football squad. You know, they’ve had players that have consistently done it, year in, year out. And that’s probably why they haven’t spent so much money on bringing players in.
“They brought certain players in and added to the squad, whereas I feel now it’s getting to that time where lots of big players are obviously coming to the back end of their careers.”
Finishing 25 points behind Rangers in the Scottish Premiership, it really does look like this Celtic side are at the end of a cycle.
Considering that, they possibly could do with more investment into the squad compared to previous years.
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