Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed that the club have entered talks with Slovan Bratislava over signing striker Andraz Sporar.
The Hoops boss had initially denied interest before admitting they were tracking the Slovenian forward. It has now got to the stage where formal discussions have taken place between the two clubs, although Lennon says the 25-year-old is just one possibility being considered:
“There was talks I believe yesterday but he is one of a number of options that we are talking to at the minute. There is no further progress on that one.”
Sporar has 20 goals in 26 appearances for Slovan this season, and he has been impressive during the Europa League group stages, having bagged himself five goals despite being in the same group as Besiktas, Wolves and Braga.
One concern is that the Slovenian has not been tested in a high profile league. A move to Basel in January 2016 did not prove to be successful scoring just once in 26 matches for the Swiss club.
His move to Slovakian football has, though, been an unqualified success, scoring a goal on average every 1.3 games for Slovan.