According to transfer journalist Ekrem Konur, Celtic have now tabled a seven-figure bid to sign towering OH Leuven forward Thomas Henry.
The Lowdown: Major Celtic rebuild underway…
New Bhoys boss Ange Postecoglou has already overseen a flurry of new summer signings since his appointment at Parkhead.
Indeed, Kyogo Furuhashi, Carl Starfelt, Liel Abada, Joe Hart, Liam Shaw, Osaze Urhoghide and James McCarthy have all arrived in Glasgow as Celtic aim to take back their SPFL crown off bitter rivals Rangers (Transfermarkt).
In the last few days, claims have emerged of the Hoops eyeing yet another player as they enter the race to sign Henry (Scottish Sun).
The Latest: Hoops table seven-figure bid for Henry…
As per Konur, backing other reports, Celtic have actually now made an offer for the Jupiler Pro League forward as they look to reinforce Postecoglou’s options for 21/22.
The 6 foot 3 powerhouse, who bagged a fantastic 21 goals and six assists in 31 league appearances last season for Leuven, is the subject of heavy interest from the Hoops with a bid finally submitted.
It is believed that Celtic have lodged an approach to sign the 26-year-old with a seven-figure fee on the table at £7 million – a big statement by the Scottish giants as they eye yet another new arrival.
The Verdict: Battle on the horizon…
Henry’s physical presence combined with his proficiency in front of goal mark him out as a real potential coup for Celtic, even for £7m, and he could provide a real injection of quality.
However, The player’s UK representative, Paul Tait, recently told Football Insider that his client will ‘consider all his options’ before making any final decisions on a move – with offers coming from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Britain.
Celtic could face a real battle sign the striker who is clearly in high demand, as confirmed by his agent. If they win the fight however, they’ll be getting a real physical presence up front coming off the best goalscoring campaign of his career thus far.
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