Celtic have been dealt a rather big blow in their pursuit of Mattia De Sciglio as Anthony Joseph has tweeted that sources at SkySport have said that the Juventus ace has ruled out a move to Scotland.
According to the tweet from the football journalist, Neil Lennon’s team have made an enquiry to sign him on loan for the rest of the 2020/21 term before the summer transfer window shuts.
However, De Sciglio has ruled out a move to Scottish football, as the Old Lady remain open to offers for the 27-year old, with talks between European clubs PSG and AS Roma to have stalled for now.
Celtic have made an enquiry to sign Juventus left-back Mattia De Sciglio on loan.
But sources at @SkySport say the player has today ruled out a move to Scotland.
Juventus are open to offers for the 27-year-old.
Talks with PSG and Roma have stalled.
— Anthony Joseph (@AnthonyRJoseph) October 2, 2020
Indeed, signing De Sciglio on loan for the rest of the season would have arguably been a shrewd bit of business from the Hoops. He has won the Serie A title no fewer than on three separate occasions with Juve and has also claimed several domestic trophies to his name, as per Transfermarkt.
The winning mentality of the Italy international could have been vital in the dressing room as the Celts look to win the Scottish Premiership yet again while also trying to do well in the UEFA Europa League.
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De Sciglio was limited to just nine games in Italy’s top flight in the 2019/20 campaign, but still managed to win a relatively impressive 3.3 of his duels per match and also averaged 1.6 clearances, 1.1 tackles and 1.1 successful dribbles a game (via Sofascore).
Nonetheless, it looks as if the Bhoys will miss out on loaning him in and will now have to look at pursuing other targets before the market officially closes.
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