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Celtic: Hendrik van Crombrugge makes Parkhead admission

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Goalkeeper Hendrik van Crombrugge has admitted he would love to sign for Celtic, The Daily Record report.

The Lowdown: Van Crombrugge profiled

Van Crombrugge is a Belgium international and currently plays for Anderlecht, where he is the club captain.

The 28-year-old has been with his current employers since 2019 and has made 43 appearances for the club, keeping 14 clean sheets.

He’s valued at £5.4m by Transfermarkt and is thought to be on £18,000-a-week. Van Crombrugge recently signed a new contract through to 2025 and has only ever played in his native country, however, it seems as if he has a soft spot for Celtic.

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The Latest: Van Crombrugge’s comments

Van Crombrugge was talking to the media, with his comments relayed by The Daily Record.

The shot-stopper admitted he ‘loves’ Celtic and would ‘immediately’ sign for the Hoops if they ever came calling.

“What I like in clubs is tradition. That’s why I love Glasgow Celtic.

“If someone tells me one day that I can go and play for them I’ll be off immediately asking ‘where do I sign?’!

“Mind you my manager, Vincent Kompany, would laugh reading this. He would tell me it wouldn’t suit my style because it would be too kick and rush there!”

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The Verdict: Will Ange sign a new ‘keeper?

Ange Postecoglou has Vasilis Barkas, Scott Bain, Conor Hazard and Ross Doohan as goalkeeper options at this moment in time, so it’ll be interesting to see if he signs a new shot-stopper before the window closes.

Mat Ryan emerged as a target after Postecoglou’s Parkhead arrival, with the club assessing the Hoops’ goalkeeping options, however, Celtic missed out on the Aussie to Real Sociedad.

Who knows, van Crombrugge’s transfer admission could catch Celtic’s eye, especially following Barkas’ error against FC Midtjylland earlier in the week.

Postecoglou defended Barkas following his first game in charge, but the Hoops’ goalkeeping situation could be one to keep a close eye on over the coming weeks.

In other news: £10k-p/w ace likened to George Best is now Celtic’s top target.


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