ADRAIN TREBEL has made the admission that Celtic along with Porto and Hertha Berlin were all in for him in the summer.
However, no move materialised because Anderlecht would not let him go on ‘the cheap’.
Belgian newspaper HLN reported the midfielder was subject of bids in the region €8million but Anderlecht wanted €12million upwards.
Interviewing the midfielder and asking him specifically about the three clubs mentioned, Adrian said.
“I even had a personal agreement with Porto, I was also well advanced with the other teams you mentioned, but nobody wanted to pay the asking price. I’m at peace with it.” Said the 27-Year-Old.
Celtic were on the lookout for a player to replace Stuart Armstrong in the summer and after selling the Scottish midfielder for around £7million they had a bit of money to play with.
It’s not beyond the realms of possibility the club would bid as high as reported if they really wanted the Anderlecht star.
Ultimately a deal couldn’t be done and the summer window was a point of frustration for the Celtic manager as Peter Lawwell missed out on multiple targets.