Celtic have reportedly met Huddersfield’s asking price for Tommy Smith but the player looks destined to stay in England with the club unable to agree personal terms with the player according to journalist Henry Armstrong.
The defender’s future has been up in the air for the past 48 hours with nobody quite knowing the situation.
It came to light late on Wednesday night that Stoke were in the driving seat for the right back and we got more information today saying it was a £4m bid by Stoke which was affected.
Tonight Armstrong claims Celtic matches the inflated fee but failed to agree terms on a contract.
— Henry Armstrong (@henryjarmstrong) July 11, 2019
If you’re a Celtic fan you’re probably half wishing this isn’t true, with the club being held to ransom by the inflated prices from a broken English system.
It still looks like Tommy will stay in England next term. Let’s hope Celtic have other targets in mind.