Celtic linked to old target; have tabled bizarre bid – report

The transfers are coming through thick and thin at the moment – and despite new links being formed consistently, today Celtic have been linked with a winger from the past; Kristijan Lovric.

Celtic were linked to Lovric back in March, however the deal seemed to be a non-starter given that Neil Lennon had resigned just weeks before, and therefore without a sense of direction at the club, it seemed to be wide of the mark.

However, with new man Ange Postecoglou developing an attacking philosophy at the club after just over a month of his tenure, the link being resurfaced guarantees that Lovric must have been a target for those involved with the Celtic hierarchy as opposed to Lenny.

Lovric in action

Richard Wilson, head of the Yugoslav Football Podcast and a writer on football throughout South East Europe, broke the news this morning on Twitter. Agreed, he doesn’t credit a source, but for someone with a decent sized following and as a writer too, you never know where this rumour may have come from – most likely contacts who know Lovric’s club HNK Gorica.

“Celtic have spoken via intermediaries about a deal for Kristijan Lovric (that’s been on the cards for ages), but have expressly stated the basis that they will pay £5m (£1m above the asking price) if Gorica will hang on to see if Celtic advance in Europe and afford that.”

It all seems a very odd way to go about transfer business; yes, Celtic have every right to be financially cautious, given that they’ve just come out of a 15-month pandemic, and finances are probably tight due to a lack of matchday and commercial income. However, given that Celtic – judging by the tweet – are willing to pay £4million regardless of European Football, and with Kristoffer Ajer likely to bring in £15million to replenish the budget likely to be spent on Carl Starfelt, Liel Abada and Kristijan Lovric, what is the point delaying the payment for one of Europe’s most in-form yet cheap wingers?

It is instances like this which will see Celtic end up further and further behind in the race to win European glory once again; with Ange Postecoglou evidently willing to put his time into developing the 25-year old into a talented winger/goalscorer at Paradise, you have to wonder just where about the ambition is at times with Celtic..sure, Abada and Starfelt are imminent, which is great. But why dally over £1million? Just get the thing done…



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  1. Transfer in full flow its not a thing u can rush it sai Bournemouth have hijacked one of celtic good luck to player there is a balance between money and honours I don’t think Bournemouth will pay him much more than celtic so it must be cities or maybe pressure of winning every game but what a chance to play in one of the best atmosphere in Europe

  2. The punters who conduct the transfers for Celtic must have been employed by Disney world or possibly Hawkhead asylum as this piece of rubbish is pathetic.