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Celtic: Thomas Henry on verge of Gent move

Celtic: Thomas Henry on verge of Gent move -Celtic

Celtic target Thomas Henry is on the verge of swapping OH Leuven for Gent, according to The Daily Record’s Keith Jackson.

The Lowdown: Henry links

The Hoops were first linked with the 26-year-old last week, with The Scottish Sun suggesting Celtic were on the brink of securing a big-money deal.

Henry was seen as the ideal replacement for Odsonne Edouard, who is still working on a Parkhead exit.

The forward’s agent even revealed on Saturday that Henry wants to join Celtic over Rangers or Gent, but it now seems as if a move to Parkhead will not materialise after all.

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The Latest: Gent move

According to Jackson, Henry is on the verge of penning a long-term deal with Gent.

A move is thought to be 95% complete after the two clubs shook hands on a £4.5m agreement last week.

Sources in Belgium expect a deal to go through before the weekend, unless Celtic launch a late counter offer.

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The Verdict: Time is running out

Celtic have had all summer to sort out Edouard’s future and replacement, with the Frenchman making it clear he wanted out regardless of who came in as manager back in April.

There are now just weeks remaining in the window, so time is running out.

Henry could well have been a shrewd replacement for Edouard, especially after just coming off the back of his best season in front of goal.

It appears as if he will now move on for under £5m, so Celtic may well look back on this as a missed opportunity to possibly replace Edouard, should he seal a Glasgow exit.

In other news: Leeds keen on another Celtic ace alongside Leo Hjelde. 

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