Turkish Side Set To Beat Celtic To Long Term Target Who Postecoglou Seemingly Snubbed

Turkish Side Set To Beat Celtic To Long Term Target Who Postecoglou Seemingly Snubbed

Gaziantep FK are close to signing Robbie Brady on a free transfer, according to reports in the Turkish media.

The Republic of Ireland international has been heavily linked with a switch to Celtic over the past year but, when asked about the Scottish club’s interest in the 29-year-old last month, manager Ange Postecoglou played down the speculation:

“I haven’t talked specifically about him. Nothing’s really happened yet where I can say that someone has signed for me.”

It seems fair to assume that the Hoops opted against making a move for Brady, as although Gaziantep are an up-and-coming Super Lig side, you can’t see the Irishman turning down a switch north of the border, in favour of a move to Turkey.

Celtic did sign a left-winger before the transfer window closed, with Jota joining from Benfica on a season-long loan deal, and it’s likely that the former Portuguese Under 21 international was simply preferred to Brady. That is not that surprising considering the ex-Burnley winger has had his injury problems in recent years.