According to new reports, Celtic may have been handed a “huge transfer boost”, as Polish side Lechia Gdansk could be forced to sell reported Hoops target Karol Fila in what could be the Hoops first signing of winter season.
The Flaming Hairdryer covered a report last week that Neil Lennon’s side are interested in signing the Poland Under-21s international this month, with Lennon keen to strengthen his defensive options.
The right-back, according to reports, is expected to cost Celtic around £750,000, should Gdansk allow him to leave the club, and new reports suggested that may be the case.
Inside Futbol claim that Gdansk were forced to sell two players last January despite signing no-one in order to balance the club books, and if reports making round are anything to go by, the club they could be forced to do so again.
According to wyborcza.pl via Inside Futbol, Gdańsk will likely need to address their budget shortfall this month, and more players could be let go to balance the books.
Fila could be one such player to be shown the exit way at Stadion Energa Gdańsk, should Scottish title holders choose to submit a substantial offer for the defender.
It remains unclear why Celtic are so keen on signing a player who would only be added to a position that is already well stocked, so the club’s must have plans in place to ship out some players in order to accommodate the Polish defender’s arrival.
Fila have exclusively ply his trade only in Poland, and it remains to be seen what he could bring to the table at Celtic Park, but should Lennon feel that he is the man that the Bhoys should be after, then the club should press forward with their interest.