As things stand, it seems like Celtic are going to miss out on KAS Eupen’s Henry Onyekuru.
Back in January, Brendan Rodgers was reported to have lodged a €1m bid for the Nigerian forward, which the Belgian side dismissed, wanting a minimum of €3-4m for their young starlet.
The player then went on strike to force a move to Celtic Park, which ended up backfiring as the club refused to sell him, forcing him to apologise to staff and teammates alike once the transfer window had closed.
Since then, things have changed quite a bit, with the 19-year-old becoming even more decisive for the Jupiler Pro League side, helping them avoid relegation with some crucial goals, which in turn increased his status around Europe.
In fact, Voetbalkrant claim that, according to the Daily Mail, Claude Puel’s side are said to have made an €8m bid for Onyekuru, which is eight times what Celtic offered back in January.
Yes, we know, we’re good at maths.
However, the Daily Mail haven’t said such a thing, with their most recent article about the Nigerian merely stating the club had scouted the player recently during a 3-3 draw against Kortrijk.
It appears Voetbalkrant have jumped the gun here, seeing the £6m valuation and getting carried away with the whole thing.
After all, a £6m bid is one Eupen would not be able to refuse.