Sutton slams Celtic’s ‘hopeless’ signing policy

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton slammed the club for their “hopeless” recruitment policy after they crashed out of Europe.

Sutton offered a withering assessment of where the Hoops find themselves after a 2-1 defeat to Ajax left them bottom of Group A in the Europa League.

And, after seeing the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Fraser Forster, Victor Wanyama and Gary Hooper leave the club in recent seasons and not enough adequate replacements brought in, Sutton says it’s only going to get worse.

“We’re talking about trying to get into the Champions League, and we’re on a learning curve in the Europa League,” he told BT Sport.

“I tell you what we’re learning? We’re learning that we’re not good enough for Europe, that’s what we’re learning.

“The recruitment hasn’t been good enough. It has been hopeless.

“I’m not just blaming Ronnie. The club has to have a look at themselves.

“It’s not rocket science, it is going to get worse.

“If you keep selling of your best players, and you are not improving, you are just going to get worse and worse.

“Enough fans stand there [at full-time] and clap the players off the pitch. Do they really deserve it? I don’t think so.”

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