Report: Blow for Celtic as “£100m New Sadio Mane” joins Europa League opponents

Celtic have missed out on the signing of Mohamed Daramy, after the winger has just signed a new deal with the Hoops’ Europa League last 32 opponents F.C. Copenhagen.

Daramy was linked with a move to Celtic this season, with 90mins reporting that the Parkhead outfit were one of the four teams interested in his signature, with Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig also interested.

However, all four sides linked with his signing will have to wait until the summer to make a move for, with Copenhagen confirming on their official club website that Daramy’s new two-year deal on their website earlier this week.

Daramy is said to possesses similar qualities to Liverpool’s £100m-rated Sadio Mane – who won the award for 2019 African Best Player recently, according to Danish journalist Anders Dehn.

Celtic missing out on such a high prospect winger is a blow for for the Parkhead side in our view.

Another reason of concern is considering the financial aspect of Daramy’s deal to Copenhagen, it’s definitely a big blow to Celtic as
Copenhagen reportedly valued Daramy for a fee of around £5million prior to his new deal, according to Bold.

While this would be a significant sum for a player who is now 18-years-old, if Daramy had signed for Celtic for £5m and impressed at Parkhead, the club could be in a similar situation to the one they find themselves in with Odsonne Edouard and Moussa Dembele who left the club to join Paris Saint-Germain last season.

Celtic broke the bank to secure the permanent signing of Edouard last summer in a reported £9million who, according to the Daily Record, is now worth closer to £30m following his success at the club.

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