Deal Close: Celtic target set for €6m move after talks with Celtic

Celtic have only completed the signing of Patryk Klimala this winter season and more players are still being linked with a move to the Parkhead.

The Bhoys ended their long-awaited pursuit of the player this month when they secured the Poland u21 international’s signing on a four and a half year deal.

Prior to their signing of the Polish striker, Celtic were also linked with move for Andraz Sporar. And according to reports, the Hoops former target will finally be leaving Bratislava this ongoing transfer window but won’t be to Celtic.

Sporar was heavily linked with a move to Celtic with many of the club supporters would have believed the 25-year-old would be joining the club this month.

Sporar’s link to Celtic was well-documented with Slovan general director, Ivan Kmotrik, confirming there was a meeting between the club and Celtic before Christmas over  the potential signing of Slovenian international.

He said:

“On December 23, there was a meeting between SK Slovan Bratislava and Celtic FC in the presence of Sporar’s player agent.

“We discussed with Celtic the possibilities for a potential transfer.

“Celtic responded that they would send an official proposal. But they didn’t make any more calls and didn’t send any proposal after our meeting.

“We’re a bit surprised and we don’t know now what is the situation with Celtic’s interest in Sporar.”

On the look of the situation, it appears Celtic ended interest in the striker after meeting with the club’s general director for reasons best known to the club.

However, new reports coming from Portugal as cited by RecordSport, are saying Sporar is on the verge of a €6m move to Sporting Lisbon this window on which his signing would have be a big statement for Celtic.

Meanwhile, the Hoops are pushing on with other targets having secured a striker in Klimala. The club are taking every necessary step to make sure their squad is fully strengthened in all areas for the second half of the season.

Celtic are stuck up a stiff title race with bitter rivals Rangers, while they still have a hand in the Scottish Cup. Also, Celtic are still in the Europa League last 32 game where the clubs expectations are high.

The next five months is going to be an interesting if not tough for the Celtic, and the number and quality of signings they make this month would go a long way for the club.

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Author: chris darwen