Celtic linked with German winger…
According to Mark Hendry at Football Scotland Celtic have tabled their first bid for Rapid Vienna winger Nicolas Kuhn. He also reported that the offer is “just short” of what Vienna are looking for player, with Celtic preparing to return with a second bid for the 24-year-old.
Kuhn is enjoying a productive second season at Rapid, scoring three goals and providing seven assists in 22 games across all competition this season. The German mainly operates as a right winger but can cover at striker and left wing also.
Kuhn was product of the RB Leipzig Academy, before joining Ajax in 2018 and Bayern’s second team in 2020, failing to make a senior appearance for either club.
The winger who stands at 5’7”, has played for Germany across all youth age groups, from u15 right up to u20 level. Kuhn who last represented his country in 2019, is enduring a breakout season in the Austrian Bundesliga.
While Rapid have fallen off slightly this season, sitting sixth in the league after a fourth place finish last year, Kuhn is enjoying his most productive season yet in his career. The former German u20 international has three more goal contributions in 215 less minutes this season compared to last.
With Celtic set to table a follow up bid for the former Ajax and Bayern Munich player, there should be further developments in terms of a deal in the coming days as the first signing of the January transfer window looks like it’s possibly close to happening.
Looks like a mix between Henrik and Paddy Roberts…
Apparently we've gone from enquiry to bid!
Plays anywhere across the front but mainly right side 👍⚽🍀 pic.twitter.com/uIe1bsR1lk
— CELTIC NATION🍀⚽️⭐ (@CelticNation67) January 10, 2024
🚨 Excl: Nicolas Kuhn Celtic transfer bid tabled as Rapid Vienna hunt for replacement
— Mark Hendry (@mhendry92) January 10, 2024