Reports: Celtic deny bid for Israeli hitman Shon Weismann

CELTIC have denied that they made an offer for Israeli striker Shon Weissman. Saturday night sparked rumours that the Scottish Champions had made an offer for the hitman after Wolfsberger president Dietmar Riegler claimed that Celtic had made an offer for the highly-rated attacker.

Speaking to Austrian news site Kleine Zeitung , Riegler said that Celtic were one of a few clubs to bid for the 37-goal striker.

“As you already know, he wants to go to Germany or England.

“But we’ve not yet had any inquiries from there.

“Offers have come, amongst others, from Russia and Scotland, from Glasgow Celtic.

“Because of the Corona crisis, everything is different this year. The seasons in Germany have now ended.

“The clubs know where they will play in the coming season. I think the next few days will be interesting for Shon.”

However, reports in the Scottish Sun claim that a Celtic source has denied that any offer has been made. The 24-year-old has one year remaining on his deal and with an incredible tally of 37 goals in 40 appearances, Weismann won’t be short on offers.

The news that Weismann was a target came as it emerged that Leigh Griffiths was omitted from the squad to travel to France as Celtic’s pre-season preparations ramp up with matches against PSG, Lyon and Nice. Griffiths will need to be wary as Neil Lennon looks to maintain the strength across the squad, the decision for him to remain at Lennoxtown proves that there can be no passengers as the club go for an unprecedented 10IAR. That message applies to fellow strikers Patryk Klimala and Vakoun Issouf Bayo, who are yet to really impose themselves at Celtic Park.

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