Celtic Set To Hold Out For £30M To Sell 22 Year Old As 4 Premier League Clubs Circle

Celtic Set To Hold Out For £30M To Sell 22 Year Old As 4 Premier League Clubs Circle

Celtic will demand upwards of £30m for midfielder Matt O’Riley, according to TEAMtalk.

The website claims that the Hoops are aware of interest from Premier League teams but they will not allow the 22-year-old to leave without a club record fee being paid.

It is believed that Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham, Brentford, West Ham and Brighton are the clubs who are looking to sign O’Riley when the January transfer window opens.

The Denmark Under 21 international’s performances have garnered plenty of attention, having scored 6 goals and provided 4 assists in 15 appearances so far this season.

O’Riley has been playing in a slightly different role under manager Brendan Rodgers, who has made him more of a box-to-box midfielder, and it seems to be getting the best out of him.

Other English clubs have also been linked with O’Riley

In addition to the 4 teams mentioned by TEAMtalk, the likes of Crystal Palace and Newcastle have scouted the player over the past twelve months.

It has been claimed that Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool have been keeping an eye on O’Riley’s progress as well.

Celtic have a very strong negotiating position

Despite a whole host of English sides taking a keen interest in O’Riley, the Hoops are currently under no pressure to sell the former Fulham and MK Dons player for a low price.

Back in September, O’Riley put pen to paper on a new contract, keeping him at Celtic Park until the summer of 2027. He is now believed to be one of the highest earners at the club.

For that reason, the Hoops are likely to stand firm on their current valuation. We shall see if any team is willing to match the fee being requested.

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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.