So far, it’s been a busy transfer window for Celtic with the arrival of seven new players but according to reports the Hoops turned down the chance to add to that tally.
Celtic were offered the chance to sign Sead Haksabanovic who is currently contracted to Russian side Rubin Kazan but turned the chance down to sign the winger [Sport Express].
The 23-year old has been capped 28 times for his native Montenegro and is said to be a versatile player that can play on either wing or as an attacking midfielder.
He has previously already made the switch to British football having signed for premier league outfit West Ham United in 2017 but he failed to break in to the first team and made very little appearances before he joined IFK Norrköping on a permanent basis before then making the move to Rubin Kazan on a five-year deal last summer.
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Haksabanovic’s contract was suspended by FIFA with Rubin now looking to offload the player elsewhere.
The reported reason why Celtic decided against the deal was due to “difficulties in carrying out monetary transactions” with it likely being more suited to the Hoops for the player to terminate his contract much like Jordan Larsson who Ange Postecoglou’s side were also linked with.
Celtic have previously worked with Rubin over a transfer with Swedish defender Carl Starfelt making the switch last summer but the circumstances were entirely different then.