Celtic are interested in Rapid Vienna left-back Boli Mbombo, according to reports in the Scottish media.
Despite having rejected bids from Arsenal for Kieran Tierney, it appears the Hoops are looking for a possible replacement.
Mbombo could be available for just £3m and supporters on Twitter think the club are likely to keep hold of most of the cash from Tierney’s potential sale:
— Jim Cunning (@jimcunning1) 24 June 2019
The Celtic Biscuit Tin is in full flow
— David (@DavyBoy1888) 24 June 2019
Tbh if we keep kt and mcgregor and signed those targets id be pretty happy but knowing our board they will want to balance the outgoings with money from a kt deal
— JakeBrown (@jakebrown_1994) 24 June 2019
I suppose we do need cover for KT.
— G (@GJS2010) 24 June 2019
Celtic are defo playing with fire selling there best players not replacing them we need quality this summer keep kt and spend some money
— kilmurray (@kilmurraybhoy) 24 June 2019
Where would we start with making up a song for him?
— Rab Smith 🏴☘ (@whitsthecraic) 24 June 2019
That's a few LB's we've been linked with now when all we need is a right…..isn't it ironic! Was away to blurt out Alanis Morrissette's song but to tired😂
— Gav (@gavb_67) 24 June 2019
It is believed that Mbombo is not the only fullback that Celtic are considering. Jose Cifuentes is also reportedly a target, with the Ecuadorian also interesting Manchester City.
Kilmarnock’s Greg Taylor is also said to be an option but a move for Nice’s Romain Perraud has been ruled out as being too expensive.
Considering the fact that the club have yet to spend all of the £19m they received from Lyon for Moussa Dembele last summer, it does appear Celtic are keeping the purse strings tight, especially if they agree a £25m sale for Tierney.