The Lowdown: Ryan a top Celtic target; Sociedad winning race
The 29-year-old was linked with a move to Parkhead three days after Ange Postecoglou was announced as the Hoops’ new manager. Celtic were ready to promise Ryan the number one jersey in Glasgow, but La Liga side Real Sociedad appeared to leapfrog the Hoops in the race for his services.
The Scottish Sun suggested last weekend that Ryan was set to sign for Sociedad this week, but a deal is yet to be announced. The ‘keeper became Ange Postecoglou’s top target after a deal for Osaze Urhoghide went through, and it seems as if a move could still materialise.
The Latest: Ryan’s comments
Ryan ended up giving an answer which seems to point towards a preferred move to Scotland, saying: “Haggis every day of the week!”
The Verdict: Celtic to try their luck following Ryan’s comments?
Celtic may well decide to look into a deal for Ryan following the shot-stopper’s comments. Reports have suggested a move to Spain was edging closer, but it seems as if the 29-year-old is keen on a reunion with Postecoglou.
Should the Hoops manage to snatch Ryan from Sociedad’s grasp, that could also then allow Conor Hazard to move to Dundee on loan.
Postecoglou could then have Ryan, Vasilis Barkas and Scott Bain as options in between the sticks, more than enough for his first season in charge.
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