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Celtic: Pete O’Rourke makes Ahmed Kendouci claim

Celtic: Pete O’Rourke makes Ahmed Kendouci claim -Celtic Transfer Rumours

Journalist Pete O’Rourke believes that Celtic could swoop for Entente de Setif playmaker Ahmed Kendouci, as per GiveMeSport.

The Lowdown: McGree collapse; O’Riley arrival

The Hoops have been extremely busy when it comes to incomings this month, bringing in five players already with eight days left in the transfer window.

The latest of those was midfielder Matt O’Riley from MK Dons, with winter additions Reo Hatate and Yosuke Ideguchi also brought in to bolster Ange Postecoglou’s options in the middle of the park.

However, Celtic failed to bring in Riley McGree after a move for him broke down, and it seems as if another midfielder could move to Glasgow before the end of the month.

The Latest: O’Rourke’s comments

Kendouci, who has been described as a ‘risk-taker’, was linked with a move to Scotland earlier this month. The 22-year-old has reportedly handed in a transfer request with the Algerian side, and O’Rourke told GiveMeSport that he believes the Hoops could possibly swoop, saying:

“Celtic probably are looking for a central midfielder after missing out on Riley McGree.

“That was a player they thought they were going to land until Middlesbrough came in late doors and managed to lure him to the Riverside, so Kendouci could be a target for Celtic.”

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The Verdict: Needed?

Celtic seem fairly well-stocked in the middle of the park following the arrivals of O’Riley, Hatate and Ideguchi, so it doesn’t seem as if Kendouci is desperately needed.

He can play as a central or attacking midfielder as well as on the left, but perhaps Postecoglou should be looking at his left-back ranks. That’s because Adam Montgomery is set to head out on loan and Boli Bolingoli is expected to depart, which would leave Greg Taylor as the only option in that role.

In other news: £12m Celtic trio now set to leave Parkhead over the next 7 days, journalist claims.  

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