CELTIC have been named in third place in world soccer for outgoing transfers, in line with the brand new FIFA World Switch Report for final 12 months.
World soccer’s governing physique publish an annual report concerning the switch market and have revealed there have been a complete of 54,739 cross-border international transfers in 2021.
The huge report collated data from a staggering 4,544 golf equipment from 185 totally different associations, representing 179 totally different nationalities.
And FIFA revealed that out of these 4,544 golf equipment, Celtic have been in third place for outgoing transfers after 32 gamers have been both bought or allowed to maneuver in 2021.
Solely Manchester Metropolis with 41 gamers and Portuguese outfit Portimonense with 34 have been forward of the Hoops for outgoing numbers throughout the 5 confederations of UEFA, CONMEBOL, Concacaf, AFC and CAF.
Celtic’s mass exodus included promoting Odsonne Edouard for £14 million to Crystal Palace, Jeremie Frimpong to Bayer Leverkusen for £11.5 million, Kristoffer Ajer for £13.5 million to Brentford, Ryan Christie for £2.5 million to Bournemouth and Patryk Klimala for £3.5 million to New York Crimson Bulls.
Moreover, Celtic additionally noticed Scott Brown transfer to Aberdeen, Jack Harper transfer for Oostende for £1.35 million, Vakoun Issouf Bayo earned Celtic £1.4 million for his transfer to Gent, Marian Shved recouped £900,000 for his transfer to KV Mechelen and Hatem Abd Elhamed introduced in £800,000 for his switch to Hapoel Be’er Sheva.
And there have been one other 22 gamers who have been allowed to go away Parkhead final 12 months.
FIFA’s report defined: “With a purpose to finest replicate the coaching efficiency of releasing golf equipment, these lists not solely embrace outgoing transfers with a switch settlement between the releasing and the participating membership, but additionally transfers involving gamers out of contract.
“Such transfers sometimes don’t actively contain the releasing membership, however they’re nonetheless testomony to the releasing membership’s success in creating soccer expertise.”