Ryan Christie on Celtic’s move to Bournemouth as Angel Postecoglou watches center back
Ryan Christie is set for a dramatic Celtic outing as the Parkhead Chiefs brace for a frantic transfer deadline.
The Hoops have a double signing up for grabs with forward Georgios Giakoumakis and wide man Jota, while boss Ange Postecoglou will also look to land a center-back on loan.
But Odsonne Edouard is set to complete her £ 15million transfer to Crystal Palace while Christie heads to Bournemouth with the Cherries ready to fend off a late Burnley fight to land the playmaker.
Sport record understands the Championship’s men are set to grab Celt – who are in the final six months of their contract at Parkhead – for around £ 1million, despite Premier League Burnley reportedly putting up a bigger offer .
Christie was sold to the South Coast club by boss Scott Parker after contract extension talks with the Celts failed to start and the 26-year-old admitted he wanted to test himself in England.
Leader Edward is heading in the same direction after Crystal Palace entered with a £ 15million fee which is expected to be ironed out despite some work needed to work out the finer details of the fees.
Palace boss Patrick Vieira launched his candidacy after receiving rave reviews about the 23-year-old from the French Football Federation who saw Edouard play at all levels up to the Under-21s – where he is. the top scorer.
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Brighton and Everton have also been on the chase, but Londoners have turned their attention to the Celts after struggling to try to get Eddie Nketiah back from Arsenal.
Edward is considering a move and Celtic won’t get in his way if they’re right, with the leader being in the final year of his Parkhead contract.
Hoops boss Postecoglou admitted after Sunday’s loss to Old Firm over the weekend that he regretted not having started hitting Kyogo Furuhashi in the middle and that with the capture of left winger Jota he can now stay with the Japanese ace in his favorite role.
The club have finalized the £ 2.1million deal for Greece international Giakoumakis from Venlo, while a one-season load transfer has been agreed for the Benfica winger Jota.
Giakoumakis will also give the Aussie coach another option after the 26-year-old dominated the scoring charts in Holland last season despite the relegation of his side Venlo.
Jota will arrive with a big reputation after breaking onto the scene with Benfica having been part of successful Portuguese youth groups in recent years.
The 22-year-old spent the last term on loan with Real Valladolid but remains under contract until 2024 in Lisbon, with the Celts due to be offered the first refusal to make the most permanent next summer for a fee of approximately £ 6.8million.
Celtic will also consider loan offers by the deadline for striker Leigh Griffiths – Dundee hoping to secure a deal.
Meanwhile, Hoops youngster Scott Robertson has joined Crewe on loan for the remainder of the season.