Celtic are interested in signing Rennes striker M’Baye Niang, according to Foot Mercato reporter Sebastien Denis.
The Lowdown: Niang profiled
Niang, who is on £62,000-a-week with the Ligue 1 side, is attracting interest from clubs in four different countries.
The Latest: Denis’ tweet
Denis posted on Twitter on Thursday evening on Niang. He claimed that Serie A side Venezia are ‘very hot’ on Niang, with Celtic, Fenerbahce and Shanghai Shenhua all ‘interested’, but to a lesser degree.
“As reported in Italy, the Italian team from Venezia is very very hot on M’baye Niang for a dry transfer. Fenerbahce, Celtic Glasgow and Shanghai are interested in the Rennes striker but to a lesser degree.”
The Verdict: A gamble
Celtic’s reported interest in Niang could be due to Odsonne Edouard’s stance on his Parkhead future.
The French forward still wants to leave Celtic Park after his move to Leicester City fell through, but bringing in Niang could be a gamble.
Niang scored just once in 17 appearances in all competitions, so perhaps Celtic would be better off looking elsewhere for attacking reinforcements.
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