Celtic and Ange Postecoglou look set to miss out on Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
The Lowdown: Hoops’ promise
Celtic were linked with a move for the Australia goalkeeper just three days after Postecoglou was confirmed as Hoops boss, with Ryan the 54-year-old’s number one at the 2014 World Cup and 2015 Asia Cup.
However, it now seems as if Ryan won’t be reuniting with Postecoglou in Glasgow, despite being a top target.
The Latest: Sociedad move
According to The Scottish Sun, Real Sociedad are set to win the race for the 29-year-old. The La Liga side look set to bring Ryan to Spain on loan with a view of a permanent deal next year.
The report claimed that they’ve stolen a march on Celtic, with a move set to go through this week.
The Verdict: What will Postecoglou do now?
Postecoglou will now have to decide whether or not to stick with what he has or target a new first-choice shot-stopper.
Neil Lennon gave all three ‘keepers the chance to make the position their own, chopping and changing throughout the previous campaign.
If Postecoglou doesn’t pursue a new number one, hopefully he can get a good look at all three options prior to the campaign beginning and will then put his faith in one man, which could then form the base of a solid defence under his leadership.
In other news: Newspaper claims Celtic have now made a £3.4m bid for ‘quality’ ace days after Urhoghide deal, find out more here.
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