Celtic are allegedly lining up a swoop for Torino midfielder Sasa Lukic as they look to strengthen their midfield ahead of the new season [Celtic Now and Forever].
The Lowdown: Celtic begin to build towards the 2021/22 campaign
With pre-season fast approaching, the Parkhead hierarchy will be desperate to make some quality additions in order to try and reclaim the Premiership title from their Glasgow arch-rivals in 2021/22.
Already making tracks in the summer window, the Bhoys have tied up deals for highly-rated youngster Joey Dawson and former Sheffield Wednesday defender Liam Shaw [Glasgow Live].
Just over three weeks away from a crucial Champions League qualifier against Danish side FC Midtjylland, could the Hoops now be ready to pull off a major transfer coup?
Would Lukic be a good signing for Celtic?
The Latest: Celtic lining up ambitious £6m Lukic swoop
Celtic are said to be interested in Lukic, who wants to leave Torino, and the Hoops are keen to make an offer of around £6m for his signature [Celtic Now and Forever].
The 24-year-old wishes to depart his current employers, whilst his representative agency Friends and Football International stated: “There have been a number of clubs who have contacted our client’s club and discussions are ongoing but no bids have been made as of yet” [Celtic Now and Forever].
The Verdict: Lukic would be a statement signing at Celtic Park
Lukic would be regarded as something of a statement signing at Celtic under the stewardship of new manager Ange Postecoglou.
In desperate need of fresh impetus, his ability to progress the ball in a stylish manner could prove to be a very purposeful function for the Hoops. In 2020/21, the Serbian international made 34 appearances for Torino, registering four goal contributions with three goals and one assist [Transfermarkt].
Plying his trade for a relegation-threatened outfit last term, he showed his propensity with his ball retention, recording an 81% pass accuracy across the campaign [WhoScored].
Likely to be afforded more time on the ball in Scottish football against low-block defences, Lukic Could become a real asset for Celtic should a move materialise, and it’s one the Hoops should certainly look to pursue.
In other news, Ange Postecoglou has given the go-ahead to a potential first signing.
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