Sacha Boey travelling to Istanbul as Celtic target nears Galatasaray move

Galatasaray are close to signing Sacha Boey from Rennes. The 20-year-old was a reported target for Celtic according to Le Parisien but the talks have since cooled as Celtic prefer making a move for George Baldock or Brandon Soppy.

The French U18 cap spent last season on loan with Dijon as they were relegated from the top-flight to Ligue 2 but Boey was one of the standouts. Galatasaray are looking to seal a deal for Boey this weekend after the player travels to Istanbul.

According to Get Football News France, Boey is on his way to the Turkish city ahead of final discussions, with some issues to be ironed out. The right-back is said to have rejected the chance to advance discussions with Celtic based on the involvement of foreign agents.

Postecoglou scouts are reportedly looking at Rennes’ Brandon Soppy, Antwerp’s Aurelia Buta, Sheffield United’s George Baldock and Nathan Byrne of Derby County. The right-back position is grossly understaffed with Anthony Ralston and Lee O’Connor the only two capable of stepping in to play that role. Ralston will be expecting to continue next Wednesday and whilst he is a capable enough squad player, he is not good enough going forward.

You would expect an established right-back to be alongside a goalkeeper on Postecoglou’s wishlist for the next few weeks while his team continues to take shape. Postecoglou has added Liel Abada (RW), Osaze Urhoghide (CB) and Kyogo Furuhashi (ST) with Starfelt (CB) arriving as the lastest signing. The club have also been linked with Kristijan Lovric (LW) from HNK Gorica for £5m. Fraser Forster is once again being linked with a loan move but the manager may have some of his own targets in mind.

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