Celtic have held talks with the agent of Antoine Semenyo, according to Football Scotland.
The Lowdown: Strachan’s trip
The Hoops sent senior scout Craig Strachan to watch the Bristol City forward in action against Reading last month. The 22-year-old who was named the Championship Player of the Month for January, scored in a 2-1 win for the Robins. that night.
The Latest: Agent’s comments
Football Scotland’s Mark Hendry shared an update regarding the striker on Monday afternoon. In confirming that there has been a conversation with Strachan, Semenyo’s agent Tony Finnigan said:
“I had a conversation with Strachan who rang up to ask little bits of info on the player and a bit about how I found him and what he’s like as a lad.
“That was it. If it’s something they’re going to do in the summer window I’m not sure but it’s nice to know that his talents are going as far as Scotland to one of the great institutions in world football.
“There’s not really much more to say than that.”
The Verdict: Interesting…
Transfer insider Dean Jones claimed that it would have cost any club around £15m to have signed Semenyo in January, adding that it will take a ‘big package’ to sign the forward.
On that basis, Celtic may well have to pay in excess of £10m for a player for the first time in their history, should they wish to secure the Bristol City man’s services.
He will be into the final 12 months of his contract in the summer, so you’d like to think that his £15m valuation would drop slightly. However, it still may need an eight-figure fee to persuade the Robins to sell, and with contact from the Hoops now confirmed, it could be one to keep an eye on ahead of the summer.
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