STEVEN CAULKER has apparently been subject to a ‘record breaking’ bid from Rosenborg according to Dundee.
The Englishman has only played a handful of games for Dundee after his move up north but apparently, the Norweigan side are desperate to land a defender – so much so they put in a £2million bid only for Dundee to knock it back.
Caulker was a target for Rodgers while he was at QPR but the player didn’t feel up to leaving his support network at the time having had self admitted problems with alcohol, gambling and depression.
It’s thought the player made the move to Dundee after speaking with Brendan Rodgers, with both of them being good friends.
It’s highly unlikely Caulker would have wanted to move to Rosenborg so soon after deciding to make the career move to Scotland.
The only rationale we can find behind Dundee not cashing in on a player who fell into their lap is because he had no intention of leaving. Dundee have been struggling but the money on offer would be like The Rangers turning down a REAL bid of £11million from a Chinese club.
Considering Dundee sold one of their best players to Celtic for a record fee in January, you have to wonder why they didn’t choose to cash in on a player who has only been here for a cup of coffee so far. Not to mention he’ll be coming into the last year of his 18-month deal come the summer. Is the player eyeing a move to another side?
Celtic’s interest in the defender seems to be still there and if Brendan feels like Caulker has adapted to the Scottish game then the Irishman may look to bring him in but I doubt Dundee will get a bigger offer than the one reported.
Today, however, Caulker stands in the way of Celtic and three points when Dundee visit Celtic Park tonight. He’ll have to be at his best to try and stop Celtic’s potent attacking line.
Unless Rosenborg launch a fresh bid, with their transfer window closing this evening