Celtic are reportedly tracking Nicolas Kühn with a view to making a January move for the Rapid Vienna attacker. The Scottish Champions have been tracking the German this season as he continues to impress with the Austrian outfit.
As reported by The Scottish Sun, Celtic have been tracking the winger as Brendan Rodgers looks to add quality to his side in the January transfer window. The 24-year-old started his career at St Pauli in their youth academy before moving to Hannover and then RB Leipzig before a €2m switch to Ajax in 2020.
The report states that Wyscout have named Kühn as one of the top 12 ‘chance creators’ in world football, something that will have appealed to Celtic’s recruitment team as they look to get sign the former prodigy. In 22 appearances this season, the attacker has three goals and seven assists and his offensive output has attracted the interest of Celtic. Kühn is expected to be worth upwards of £2m despite joining Rapid for £500k in the summer of 2022.
The report also states that Yuki Kobayashi will return to the J-League on loan whilst his compatriot Yosuke Ideguchi will make a permanent move to Vissel Kobe. Another two players that could head out on loan are Marco Tilio and Gustaf Lagerbielke. Tilio is wanted by Melbourne City, who want the winger back after making just two appearances since arriving from Down Under. Meanwhile, Lagerbielke is down in Brendan’s estimations and is expected either to depart permanently or on loan.