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Celtic: Oscar Gloukh could move in January

Celtic: Oscar Gloukh could move in January -Celtic News

Celtic target Oscar Gloukh could earn a move away from Maccabi Tel Aviv in the January transfer window, their owner Mitchell Goldhar says

The lowdown

Mark Lawwell and Ange Postecoglou have drawn up a list of potential targets for the winter market, and Gloukh’s name features (via The Daily Record).

After the 18-year-old won the approval of club scouts, Postecoglou views him as a potential replacement for any Celtic stars who are lured away following the World Cup.

Maccabi Tel Aviv, who are currently top of the Israeli Premier League, value the attacking midfielder at £8million.

The latest

Goldhar, speaking to Israeli outfit Ynet (via The Daily Record), waxed lyrical about the qualities of Gloukh.

He says it’s almost inevitable that the teenager takes the next step, and admits that moment could come at the turn of the year.

Goldhar said: “Gloukh is one of the best players who grew up here in our academy.

“He has abilities that remind us of the greatest of them all.

“He will continue with us a little longer. Maybe in January or at most in the summer he will progress.”

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The verdict

Celtic are bound to face plenty of competition for the signature of Gloukh.

Indeed, recent reports from France (via The Scottish Daily Express) claim that Ligue 1 giants Marseille are also interested, while Tottenham Hotspur were also linked back in June.

That’s no surprise when you consider that the youngster has scored three goals and provided four assists in just five league appearances so far this season.

Gloukh also shone for runners-up Israel at the Under-19 European Championships in the summer, netting three times and setting-up two goals on his nation’s run to the final.

And, on the back of that tournament, compatriot Gil Vermouth labelled him ‘something special‘.


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