Celtic Turn Sights Towards £2M Rated Goal Creating Machine Who Has Been Likened To Patrick Roberts

Celtic are considering making an approach for Rapid Vienna winger Nicolas Kuhn, according to The Scottish Sun.

The German is believed to be open to moving to Scotland, having spent the last 18 months in the Austrian Bundesliga.

Rapid paid £500,000 to sign Kuhn from Bayern Munich’s second string in the summer of 2022, and he has been a big success since making the switch.

While the 24-year-old did take a while to settle into his new surroundings, with just 7 goal involvements in his first season, things have picked up significantly during his second year in Vienna.

With 3 goals and 7 assists in 22 appearances, Kuhn is now one of the first names on the teamsheet. In fact, he is said to be one of the most creative players in world football at the moment.

Kuhn will be sold for the right price in January

With the player seemingly willing to move clubs this month, it is believed that Rapid won’t stand in his way if they receive a sufficiently high bid for his services.

The Scottish Sun report that Celtic may have to pay at least £2m to prise Kuhn away from his current club, but that wouldn’t be deemed an excessive amount.

Where would Kuhn play in Celtic’s starting lineup?

The former German Under 20 international is predominantly a right winger. He prefers to cut in onto his stronger left foot, leading to comparisons to former Celtic player Patrick Roberts.

If he does end up moving to Celtic Park, there will be a lot of competition for places on that side of the pitch. Daizen Maeda has been deployed on the right-hand side recently, while Liel Abada, Yang Hyun-Jun, James Forrest and Mikey Johnston can also play there.

From the sound of things, though, manager Brendan Rodgers seems to think Kuhn will be an upgrade on those already at the club.

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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.