With the news breaking that Celtic are tracking Bayern Munich starlet Christopher Scott, today it has been revealed that the German club will look to trigger an option in his contract for a further year, ensuring they will avoid losing the player for nothing. Celtic are said to be very keen on the attacking midfielder and will likely still be interested after the buyout clause was revealed.
Record Sport have reported that the fee – according to their source who is close to the negotiations – is between €300,000 to €400,000; roughly equating to around £250,000. This means that Celtic should still be able to comfortably afford the kid regardless of the contract extension with his current employers.
The source said: “Bayern Munich has the option of extending Christopher’s contract by one more year and this is one-sided on the club’s part.
“Bayern Munich won’t let him go for free because he’s one of the biggest talents in Germany and it would cost around €300,000 to €400,000 for him. It’s about finding the best solution for a young player. The option for his contract is at the end of May and that will be taken up by Bayern Munich.
“Bayern Munich at the moment aren’t well known for bringing players into the first team and Christopher is looking for a new challenge. It’s clear that Glasgow Celtic would be a massive option for him and they have been in talks but the English Premier League is also an option for someone who is a massive talent.
“Celtic are serious contenders because they are a massive club and they are very serious about trying to sign him.”
With Celtic losing a plethora of talent in recent years to top teams throughout Europe, it feels nice to able to say we are finally doing what we should have had in-built into the transfer strategy for years. With Ange Postecoglou now at the helm, the emphasis is on youth as we look to build a team that can compete in the short to medium term and for years to come. Hopefully the signing of Scott will be the first of many for a club that has started to give itself a shake.
— Euro Scout 🇦🇹⚽ (@EuroScoutt) March 30, 2022