The transfer window may have been shut for a fair while, but that doesn’t mean rumours and reports fail to surface. Indeed during the week, Celtic was linked with Serbian winger Nemanja Jovic.

It was said earlier in the week that the Bhoys were exploring the possibility of signing the 21-year-old on a free, however, his agent, Marko Lomic, has recently spoken out. He said (Infobirac via Football Scotland): “He has rejected proposals to move to Turkey and Saudi Arabia. Because he wants an ambitious club from a top-five league.”

If the player, who is currently a free agent, wants a move to a top-five league, Celtic would obviously be put out of the running. Even still, the Hoops have a wealth of wingers available to them.

Nemanja Jovic
Soccer Football – Europa Conference League – Play Off Second Leg – Partizan Belgrade v Sparta Prague – Partizan Stadium, Belgrade, Serbia – February 24, 2022 Partizan Belgrade’s Nemanja Jovic in action with Sparta Prague’s Borek Dockal REUTERS/Novak Djurovic

Although Liel Abada is injured long-term, the Hoops still have the likes of Yang, Luis Palma, Daizen Maeda, James Forrest and soon, Marco Tilio available. Adding another to the ranks may be slightly obscene.

Manager Brendan Rodgers wouldn’t turn his nose up at another signing, although it is probably not worth shelling out a signing fee and wages on someone who will come in and have several players ahead of him in the pecking order immediately. If a deal for Jovic didn’t seem likely previously, it certainly does now with his agent’s comments.


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