CELTIC have, according to Robin Bairner from Goal.com, made an initial of bid €1,5million for Stade Rennais’ 18 year old right-back Brandon Soppy.
The teenager is yet to make a senior appearance for the Ligue 1 side, but has caught the eye with his performances in the UEFA Youth League. Wolves have previously been credited with an interest in the France under-18 international, along with AS Monaco, with French press previously rating him at around €8m (£7.4m), so Celtic’s bid seems rather low.
“Celtic have made a €1.5m move for young Rennes defender Brandon Soppy. He’s been on the fringes of the first-team squad, and though he’s not played, Rennes youth academy is one of the best in France,” the Goal.com correspondent states.
Celtic have made a €1.5m move for young Rennes defender Brandon Soppy. 👇🏻
He's been on the fringes of the first-team squad, and though he's not played, Rennes' youth academy is one of the best in France. https://t.co/J0kM67aSin
— Robin Bairner (@RBairner) April 19, 2020
Manu Lonjon, correspondent from Eurosport France has also mentioned Celtic’s interest in the player, claiming that “Celtic Glasgow submitted an offer to Rennes during the week! Around 1.5M + bonus!”
Last month Lonjon mentioned Celtic as one of the clubs interested in the teenager, saying (as translated on Twitter), “RB Leipzig accelerates strongly on Brandon Soppy (Rennes). Nice and Celtic (among others) also interested.”
So it seems that Celtic have been the first to bid for the player as the summer recruitment season kicks off in earnest.
Celtic Glasgow submitted an offer to Rennes during the week! Around 1.5M + bonus! https://t.co/q0VfW64WrN
— Manu ⭐️⭐️ (@ManuLonjon) April 19, 2020
Celtic played Rennes in a pre-season friendly last summer before being drawn in the same Europa League Group. The sides draw 1-1 in Brittany while Celtic won the home match comfortably by 3-1 with the Scottish Champions finishing top of the group ahead of Cluj, then Lazio and Rennes finished bottom.
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