‘£12M Plus And Bye Bye’ ‘Good Player But Not Sure I’d Miss Him’ Fans React To PL Club’s Pursuit Of Celtic Star

‘£12M Plus And Bye Bye’ ‘Good Player But Not Sure I’d Miss Him’ Fans React To PL Club’s Pursuit Of Celtic Star

Brighton are considering whether to make a bid for Celtic midfielder Matt O’Riley, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The Seagulls are not the only team interested in the Dane either, with Romano claiming a number of other Premier League and Bundesliga clubs are pursuing his signature:

While some fans on Twitter fear a break up of the Hoops’ squad following Ange Postecoglou’s departure, most are not overly concerned if O’Riley is sold:

O’Riley has been pretty inconsistent

While the 22-year-old has put in a number of impressive performances for Celtic over the course of the season, there have been times when he has struggled to make an impact.

Some of that can be blamed on O’Riley still being relatively young, but he hasn’t always looked that impressive during his first full campaign in Scotland.

The midfielder clearly has talent and he is attracting plenty of interest

Four goals and 14 assists in 52 appearances is not a bad return and O’Riley’s performances have turned the heads of scouts south of the border.

In addition to Brighton, the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Newcastle and Crystal Palace have all been credited with an interest in the player over the past year.

Which of those teams, other than the Seagulls, are preparing bids for O’Riley, we shall have to wait and see, but it appears Celtic will have a battle on their hands keeping hold of the Denmark Under 21 international this summer.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.