Celtic cannot let a null and void scenario occur in the Premiership this season after a source at UEFA revealed what the consequences of that happening could be with regards to European qualification.
According to journalist Chris Williams, a UEFA source has revealed that if a league was declared null and void this season whilst others were able to be completed, that could have an impact on whether teams from the former would be able to compete in Europe during the following campaign.
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If that is the case then Celtic officials must do all they can to prevent a null and void scenario happening in the Premiership this season.
Peter Lawwell has already stated the club’s belief that ending the campaign in such a manner would have big consequences for all involved.
And this UEFA source emphasises that point further, as the prospect of no European football could have a huge impact on Celtic, especially financially.
The Hoops received over £14.5 million for their involvement in European competitions this season, which is a huge source of income for the club, and not having that next season would clearly be a setback.
Furthermore, it is also likely to impact potential transfers both arriving and departing the club.
European football is often a hugely attractive prospect when it comes to joining Celtic, and without it, the Hoops may be unable to attract higher quality players.
As well as that, there is the obvious fact away from Europe, where a null and void season would mean Celtic are not crowned champions this campaign.
Therefore, the Hoops must do everything within their power to stop this happening if it is possible.