ANTOINE SEMENYO has been linked with Celtic over the past few weeks, and Celtic have sent scouts to watch the striker in the English Championship.

In his twenty-two appearances, the frontman has gotten his name on the scoresheet six times this season.

The Parkhead club’s chief scout Craig Strachan, the brother of Gavin Strachan, has watched the strike in person this season, and his agent has confirmed Celtic’s interest in the player. However, his representative announced a move north of the border was not close.

“I had a conversation with Strachan who rang up to ask little bits of info on the player and a bit about how I found him and what he’s like as a lad,” Finnigan told Football Scotland.

“That was it. If it’s something they’re going to do in the summer window I’m not sure but it’s nice to know that his talents are going as far as Scotland to one of the great institutions in world football.

“There’s not really much more to say than that.”

The report also states that Celtic face fierce competition, RB Salzburg want to sign the player, as do many other clubs. Bristol City has already rejected numerous approaches from many clubs, including Nottingham Forrest.

It looks like Celtic may be priced out of a move, with some reports suggesting that the English club are looking for a fee close to the £20 million mark, something well out of Celtic’s range. But it could be all paper talk.


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