“Still There…” Anthony Joseph Makes Big Claim About Celtic’s Stance On Recruiting 5.1M Rated Playmaker

“Still There…” Anthony Joseph Makes Big Claim About Celtic’s Stance On Recruiting 5.1M Rated Playmaker

Celtic remain interested in signing Paris Saint-Germain attacking midfielder Edouard Michut, according to Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph.

Manager Ange Postecoglou has denied that the Hoops are trying to sign the 19-year-old but Joseph believes a deal is still possible before the transfer window closes:

“The interest, as we understand, is still there. Postecoglou will obviously know more on how it’s developed, how Michut is feeling and his agent is feeling. Maybe there is a bit of frustration there as well, so we’ll see how it goes.”

The biggest obstacle is Michut’s price tag. PSG are reportedly holding out for as much as €6m (£5.1m), while Celtic are said to be only prepared to pay €2m (£1.7m). That is a sizeable gap to bridge.

As Joseph points out, the teenager is frustrated about the situation so he seems determined to leave the French capital. A potential avenue that could be explored is a loan deal.

The Hoops have shown with Jota and Cameron Carter-Vickers that they are willing to pay sizeable sums to secure players on a permanent basis following loan spells so, whether a similar agreement can be reached with PSG, we shall have to wait and see.