There are few people more fuming about Rangers clinching 55 on Sunday than Chris Sutton and he has now been forced into a grovelling Celtic admission.
Celtic fluffed their lines against Dundee United on Sunday to hand the Premiership title to the Light Blues who have won it at an absolute canter with six games still remaining.
Steven Gerrard’s side are still unbeaten as they eye a season of invincibility and Sutton think it is going to take a massive amount of cash for Celtic to catch them next season.
Appearing on the Record Celtic Podcast [09/03/21] he said: “Celtic are going to go through some hard yards next season in my opinion, hopefully they’ll come out the following season and really be able to push but this rebuild isn’t going to happen overnight.
“It’s not going to be a click of the fingers, that would be absolute miracle stuff unless Dermot Desmond turns around and says ‘well I’m backing the manager to the tune of 50/60million pounds to allow signings to come in to really push Rangers’, because that’s the sort of money, maybe even more, which it will take to really go shoulder to shoulder with Rangers.”
Sutton was pressed as to whether he actually thought it would take that much money, to which he replied: “Not I think, I know it will take as much as that.”
Wrong – You need a top manager, not money
Sutton must be absolutely raging.
He has seen his Celtic side absolutely obliterated this season by a resurgent Rangers who have shattered their 10-in-a-row dreams in emphatic style.
For him to admit just how big the gap is tells you all you need to know – we are miles ahead.
But his claim that it will take upwards of £60million is laughable and points to how out of touch they are on the other side.
According to figures by Transfermarkt we spent £10.35million last summer, £10.2million during 2019/20 and £10.69million in Gerrard’s maiden season.
That flies in the face of all that Sutton suggests.
Our recruitment has been savvy, not lavish, and that is what is required rather than flashing the chequebook.
Added to that is the most important ingredient – Gerrard.
He has almost single-handedly transformed this Gers side into a top outfit and that has been the major difference, not money.
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