Celtic surely wish to build a team who can make some waves in the Champions League but are ultimately constrained financially in a way that so many other teams are not.
This summer, they have bolstered their transfer budget to the tune of a reported £7m by selling Stuart Armstrong to Premier League outfit Southampton.
However, the drawback of that is that Hibernian are now reportedly demanding close to £4m for John McGinn, who is Brendan Rodgers’ top target to replace the departing Armstrong.
McGinn looks the outstanding candidate to take Armstrong’s place at the heart of the Bhoys midfield yet Brendan Rodgers’ approach thus far has been to play hardball with Hibs over the transfer fee, reportedly offering in the region of £2m for the Scotsman.
That feels like a dangerous game with Championship clubs reportedly lurking so we asked Celtic fans whether they felt that the £4m asking price was fair.
62 per cent of them appear to back Rodgers’ low-ball strategy, claiming that Hibs’ demands are too much, as you can see from the full poll below…
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