THE OOSTENDE Chief Executive has confirmed that Osaze Urhoghide will return to Parkhead unless Celtic lower their asking price for the defender.
After playing just one competitive match for Celtic, the summer signing departed the club on loan in January, heading to Jack Hendry’s former loan club with a similar clause in his contract.
Like Jack Hendry, Urhoghide has impressed in Belgium, so the club wants to make his stay in the country permanent. However, they can’t afford Celtic’s asking price for the player.
As quoted by the Daily Record, Chief executive Gauthier Ganaye admitted that it would be unlikely that the former Sheffield Wednesday would play for his side next season but left the door open for negotiations to continue, saying;
“Urhoghide made a positive impression and is an added value for the team, but his price tag is too high for the time being.”
It’s doubtful that Urhoghide is in Ange’s plans; it’s unlikely that Ange brought him to the club. If Oostende arent taking up his clause to make his stay permanent, it’s imaginable that the club will work hard in the summer to find the defender another destination.