There has been a report making waves in Germany saying Celtic are interested in signing a midfielder who’s been dubbed as the new ‘Toni Kroos’ and in line to replace Scott Brown.
As reported by German tabloid Kicker, Celtic want to sign Niklas Dorsch, although the report adds that the player is strongly focused on seeing his side Heidenheim return to the Bundesliga.
The Mail yesterday reports that Neil Lennon has his sights set on bringing another midfielder to Glasgow during the mid-season transfer window and Dorsch, a former Bayern Munich youngster who was once labelled the new Toni Kroos, would certainly fit the bill.
Dorsch is said to be an excellent passer of the ball with an understanding of the game beyond his 21 years of game, it is easy to see why the Hoops are being linked with Dorsch. Celtic could do with some competition for Callum McGregor and Scott Brown In midfield at the moment.
And according to the Telegraph, the young midfielder is said to have a £2.8 million release clause in his contract with the German side.
But it looks like Celtic might have to wait till the summer if they want to sign the 21-year-old. Recently talking with Bild about a move away from Heidenheim, Dorsch said that he was not interested in leaving in the middle of the season.
Dorsch cannot be blamed with not wanting to leave the club in at this moment who are in the midst of a promotion battle.
Heidenheim are just four points off the top of the 2.Bundesliga table and the German club won’t allow their midfield maestro to walk away with the job half done.
Patience is a virtue however and, for Celtic fans, Dorsch might just be worth the wait. He is, after all, consider a ‘special player with a lot of potential’.