Bizarre reports link Celtic with £7.4m right back who’s yet to make a senior appearance

We’ve all seen that there are so many transfer rumours flying around so most of them will be false, but it’s usually a good idea to at least make it believable.

Celtic have gone from being weak at right back to exceptionally strong – Hatem Abd Elhamed is a solid all round option who will never let you down, while Jeremie Frimpong is an exciting player with endless pace and attacking intent.

Mortiz Bauer has also filled in when needed, so unless Frimpong or Abd Elhamed move on then you wouldn’t expect much movement in that area this Summer.

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Despite that, The Daily Record have reported that Celtic are interested in Rennes’ right back Brandon Soppy, who is valued at around £7.4m.

While that price tag might be nothing to certain clubs around the world, that would make him one of Celtic’s most expensive signings of all time so it would be a surprise.

It’s even more surprising when you consider that he’s yet to make a senior appearance for the French club, although it does sound like he’s impressed in the youth side.

Surely no-one else is needed unless Frimpong moves on?

It’s hard to say what type of player he is because he hasn’t played, but it just doesn’t seem like a Celtic type of signing at all.

We’ve seen they like to take a chance on a youngster with potential – look at Frimpong, Jonathan Afolabi, Lee O’Connor and Luca Connell as prime examples – but they all came in for much smaller fees.

At this points, these reports look nothing short of bizarre.

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