TuttoMercatoWeb get all of the Abel Hernandez exclusives, and there’s a reason for that: they know his agent quite well.
And now Celtic have been brought in.
Over the past year or so, the Italian website haven’t even tried to hide their relationship with Pablo Bentancur, publishing interviews with him only to have a series of exclusives off the back of it a bit later.
Either way, the Hull City forward appears to be on his way out on a free transfer in the summer, and, if TMW are to be believed, he won’t be short of options.
Inter and Bologna are just two of a number of clubs we’ve covered reported as interested in the Championship striker, and another one has just added itself to the list: Celtic.
Yes, that’s the very same Celtic who currently have Moussa Dembélé and Leigh Griffiths up top, managed by Brendan Rodgers, who sit atop the Scottish Premiership on a near guaranteed regular basis.
Look, we don’t make the stories, we just cover them, but let’s go along with it and find some sense in the madness.
On paper, it’s not the worst move, especially if you take into account the possibility that Dembélé could leave in the summer, allowing Celtic to make a healthy profit off a player who arrived on a free just under two years ago.
You sell the France U21 international and then bring in Abel Hernandez, on a free, to provide competition for Griffiths without directly threatening his first-team slot.
Celtic are said to have made an offer to the player, which he has yet to answer to, probably waiting to see who else comes along before making his mind up about his future.
For now, we’ll leave it at that, but it’s not like Bentancur is trying to get his client a better deal at Hull City, so why he’d bring the Scottish side into the mix if there was no interest is a bit of a mystery.