Former Aberdeen CEO Wyness Warns of Potential Celtic Star Exodus

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Crucial Season Ahead for Celtic

Ex-Aberdeen chief Keith Wyness has voiced concerns that key Celtic players, including Matt O’Riley, could seek exits in 2025 if the team doesn’t make significant strides this season. Wyness, with a history of high-profile roles at both Everton and Aston Villa, now offers strategic advice to top-tier football clubs.

O’Riley Attracting Interest After Stellar Season

After a season that saw him sweep Celtic’s Player of the Year awards, Matt O’Riley has become a hot property, with Football Insider disclosing that the club anticipates summer bids for the Danish international. Despite rejecting an approach from Atletico Madrid in January, O’Riley remains on the radar of several European teams.

Other Celtic Talents in the Spotlight

O’Riley isn’t the only Celtic player drawing attention; teammates Reo Hatate, Kyogo Furuhashi, and Cameron Carter-Vickers are also on the wishlist of various English and European clubs, indicating a growing interest in Celtic’s roster.

Rodgers Expected to Maintain Squad Cohesion

Despite the brewing storm of interest, Wyness feels Brendan Rodgers will strive to preserve his squad for the upcoming season. The former CEO speculates that after turning down substantial offers, Rodgers will aim to retain his key players for at least another year, leveraging their collective experience of triumphs and setbacks.

The Tipping Point for Celtic Stars

Wyness highlights the upcoming season as pivotal. He suggests that failure to demonstrate advancement under Rodgers’ guidance could prompt O’Riley and others to consider their futures away from the club. The next campaign is set to be a decisive period for Celtic’s ambitions and their ability to retain top talent.

Transfer Speculation Swirls Around Celtic

In related updates, Celtic is reportedly preparing for incoming bids for several midfielders, following revelations of past offers. The Scottish giants appear to be at a crossroads, with the performance in the upcoming season potentially shaping the club’s long-term player roster.

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