Celtic were one of the many clubs linked to Kosovan defender Amir Rrahmani during the summer window.
The player had been standing out for Dinamo Zagreb, and after a little race for him, he ended up signing for Italian side Hellas Verona in a €2.1m deal, with Celtic missing out.
It turned out that Rrahmani had a quick adaptation to his new club, having played all of their eight games this season so far. That’s one of the reasons why website Calcio Hellas managed to interview the player’s agent today, mostly speaking of his immediate impact in the team.
During the conversation, representative Adrian Aliaj spoke a little about the reasons Rrahmani made the move to Hellas Verona, claiming that the club’s manager Ivan Juric had a big part in it. And that’s where he confirmed that Celtic were one of the clubs who tried to sign him in the summer.
“He had played in the Europa League and came from an already good level,” Adrian Aliaj told Calcio Hellas. “Juric was also important for me as an agent, because in the summer there were Standard Liège and Celtic, but seeing that he was on the bench of Hellas we decided with Amir to make this choice.”
Perhaps Celtic could have a new chance to sign the defender in the future, although he would clearly cost a lot more money now.