Manchester United has joined the the pursuit of Celtic’s star midfielder, Matt O’Riley, as the competition intensifies ahead of the summer transfer window.

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Soccer Football – Scottish Premiership – Rangers v Celtic – Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – April 7, 2024 Celtic’s Matt O’Riley celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

The 23-year-old has been on United’s radar since 2022, and with his stock continuing to rise, the Premier League giant is now actively assessing his potential acquisition.

This interest follows a winter bid from Atletico Madrid, which Celtic rejected, not willing to sell the player halfway through the season.

Atletico’s manager, Diego Simeone, is keen to rekindle his interest in the summer, but Manchester United’s involvement could spark a bidding war.

Aside from these two football powerhouses, Serie A stalwarts Inter Milan and La Liga’s Girona have also expressed keen interest in O’Riley, making the race for his signature increasingly competitive. [The Mirror via Glasgow World]

Celtic is expected to demand a record-breaking fee for the Scottish Premiership, and a bidding war could see the Hoops rake in an extra few million.


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