Over the past couple of months, stories in France kept emerging about Celtic’s potential interest in Rennes’ goalkeeper Benoit Costil.
The 29-year-old is out of contract in the summer, and Brendan Rodgers was said to be considering bringing him in on a free if the club were to lose Craig Gordon to a Premier League side following Chelsea’s interest in the Scotland international in January.
L’Equipe got the ball rolling by claiming Celtic were ‘convinced’ they wanted to sign Costil, and France Football furthered this by revealing the Scottish Premiership champions had ‘enquired’ about him.
Well, unfortunately for Brendan Rodgers and co., it seems the Rennes goalkeeper has decided to stay in France for now, with Le Télégramme claiming the 29-year-old has agreed a three to four-year deal with Bordeaux for next season.
The article claims the agreement was reached a few weeks ago, and the deal should be made official when the season comes to an end.
Turning 30 in July, there’s still plenty of time for him to move abroad and try something new, but it seems Celtic will have to look elsewhere if they are to find a potential Gordon replacement.