Celtic target Milan van Ewijk is set to leave ADO Den Haag in the summer, and the right-back looks set to be available in a cut-price deal as details have now emerged about his price tag.
The Lowdown: Hoops on the hunt for a new right-back?
Kenny proved to be Neil Lennon’s final signing as Celtic boss, but it doesn’t appear as if a permanent Parkhead move for the Toffees man is on the cards.
Therefore, the Hoops could do with bolstering their right-back ranks in the summer window and expressed their interest in van Ewijk back in March.
The Latest: van Ewijk available in cut-price deal
According to a recent report from Dutch outlet AD, ADO Den Haag see the summer as a good time to part ways with van Ewijk and want around €750,000 (£650,000) for his services.
Van Ewijk is valued at £675,000 by Transfermarkt and has just over 12 months remaining on his current contract, so it seems as if the Hoops can swoop in a touch under his valuation by submitting a £650,000 bid.
The Verdict: McKay may have to act fast
New Celtic CEO Dominic McKay may have to act fast, should he wish to solve the club’s right-back woes ahead of the 2021/22 season with the signing of van Ewijk.
That’s because in AD’s latest report, SC Heerenveen have been given permission to enter talks with the 20-year-old.
They’ve offered ADO Den Haag around €500,000, so Celtic may well have to gazump Heerenveen by offering a figure closer to the asking price.
It seems as if a deal is doable for the Hoops, but time could be crucial to avoid missing out on their man with other sides now lurking.
In other news: Celtic’s off-field mess could scupper Hoops’ first summer signing, find out more here.
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