REPORT: Arsenal And United Among 9 Clubs Pursuing £10M Rated Celtic Playmaker

Celtic midfielder Matt O’Riley is attracting a great deal of attention ahead of the January transfer window, according to The Scottish Sun.

The tabloid claims that there are at least nine clubs pursuing the Dane’s services, with five Premier League teams among his potential suitors.

It is believed that Newcastle scouted O’Riley earlier this season, but there is also thought to be interest from Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool.

English Championship leaders Leicester are keeping close tabs on the 22-year-old as well, along with the likes of Lille, Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund.

There is a surprisingly low asking price for O’Riley

The Scottish Sun report that the Hoops would consider offers “north of £10m” which seems rather low for a player of O’Riley’s age and talent.

You would think that the Scottish champions would be holding out for double or even triple that figure based on the prices that other midfielders of similar ability have been sold for.

Celtic will try to hold onto the player until the summer

Even though O’Riley’s services are in high demand, Brendan Rodgers‘ side are hoping to retain his services until the end of the season.

With the playmaker having signed a new four-year contract back in September, there is certainly no pressure to sell him when the transfer window reopens.

However, a lot depends on the size of the bids that Celtic receive for O’Riley. If the interest is as high as The Scottish Sun suggests, there could be a fierce fight for the Danish Under 21 international’s services.

That could drive up the price, and it may lead to an offer being lodged that is too good to turn down.

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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.