Soccer Football - U19 - European Championship Final - Israel v England - Anton Malatinsky Stadium, Trnava, Slovakia - July 1, 2022 Israel's Oscar Gloukh celebrates scoring their first goal with Ilay Feingold REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa

Oscar Gloukh could be set to make an exit from Maccabi Tel Aviv in January, with the player’s contract running down.

The club are hopeful that he will stay a little longer and finish the season with the Israeli outfit; however, talks are ongoing between the player’s representative and the club.

The 18-year-old is an option for Postecoglou if any of his stars get snapped up in the January window after shining in the World Cup.

The Tel Aviv owner has admitted that an exit is likely, and the club are bracing itself. As quoted by the Daily Record, he said;

“Gloukh is one of the best players who grew up here in our academy. He has abilities that remind us of the greatest of them all. He will continue with us a little longer. Maybe in January or at most in the summer he will progress.”

It’s thought that a fee of £8 million will be needed to secure the 18-year-old’s signature, but negotiations may not be straightforward with other clubs in Europe sniffing about the talent. It would seem like a large outlay for Celtic.

It’s great to see the club already looking forward and preparing themselves for January. If players do shine on the top stage, for club and country, there’ll be interest for sure.

Matt O’Riley already had clubs in the Premier League looking at him during the summer window, despite only being at the club for six months.

Soccer Football – Champions League – Group H – Celtic v Real Madrid – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – September 6, 2022 Real Madrid’s Aurelien Tchouameni in action with Celtic’s Matt O’Riley Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

You’d imagine that Gloukh would only come to Celtic if O’Riley left, with the attacking midfield department oozing with quality already, it just wouldn’t make sense to bring another in.


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