The departure of Brendan Rodgers at such an integral part of the season has surely provoked inquiries into the ambition of Celtic Football Club.
Regardless how big Celtic may be, and we do not doubt their significant influence, clubs in Scotland are always susceptible to losing players to the richer clubs in the south, and abroad.
It is an unfortunate reality that has weaved itself in the fabric of the modern Scottish game.
Indeed, losing Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City at this stage of the season, with a domestic title all but secured, is testament to the state of the current football food chain.
Celtic chairman Peter Lawwell has a real test on his hands now to manage a potential exodus of players and ensure the club do not fall victim to further poaching.
And this difficult task may be made even harder if The Scottish Sun’s reports are true.
Prized possession Kieran Tierney is said to be the subject of interest from German giants Borussia Dortmund this summer, alongside Unai Emery’s Arsenal and Rodgers Leicester – who are both long-term admirers of the player.
Lawwell must demonstrate that he is still ambitious if he wants any chance of keeping his star players this summer – and ambition roughly translates major transfer activity, nowadays.
Admittedly, there has been a minor flurry in the market, and permanently bringing in Odsonne Edouard, Vakoun Issouf Bayo and Maryan Shved is all very good.
But it is hard to ignore the fact that a majority of Parkhead transfers have either arrived on loan deals or free transfers.
And where it is exciting to see the likes of Timothy Weah and Oliver Burke strutting their stuff the Bhoys, their temporary service shows a desperate lack of ambitious and a worrying sign of Celtic’s weakness in the market.
If Lawwell wants to ensure players that the club is going places, he is going to need to invest some serious money.
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