Celtic transfer line emerges as club consider £10m-rated swoop

Now the Celtic fans in the Transfer Tavern can start planning for the Champions League proper, it’s fair to say they’ve been in pretty high spirits of late. 

Indeed, with Brendan Rodgers having secured entry back into the continent’s elite competition, it’s time to start dreaming.

However, with the Bhoys in the bar waxing poetic about their return to the Champions League, reports from the Scottish Sun haven’t gone down all that well.

According to their report, Spartak Moscow are keen on a move for Parkhead star Jozo Simunovic, reportedly tracking the £10m-rated star for months.

While clearly a talented player, the Croatian has struggled for form and fitness in equal measure since joining the Hoops back in the summer of 2015 and was thought to be close to joining Torino last year.

The 23-year-old is said to be a target over in the Russian capital after Spartak made a poor start to their league title defence and they do have previous in buying from the Glasgow giants.

Aiden McGeady made a move there back in 2010 and surely a similar bid would tempt Celtic into selling.

However, injuries to the likes of Dedryck Boyata and Erik Sviatchenko could force Rodgers to stall, though our local Hoops wouldn’t mind selling, as long as there’s cover.

Landlord’s Verdict: 

Simunovic is certainly a good player, but surely a bid of £10m would force Celtic into a sale.

For a man who doesn’t even start, it’d be a big fee to strengthen the squad as Rodgers looks to make a real go of it in the Champions League.


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