January striker target Andraz Sporar looks like he will be getting his move away from Bratislava after all but it won’t be to Celtic.

The bhoys ended their pursuit of the player when they signed Patryk Klimala on a four and a half year deal.

Sporar was heavily linked with a move to Celtic with their general director, Ivan Kmotrik, confirming there was a meeting between the club and Celtic before Christmas.

“On December 23, there was a meeting between SK Slovan Bratislava and Celtic FC in the presence of Sporar’s player agent.” Kmotrik told SunSport.

“We discussed with Celtic the possibilities for a potential transfer.

“Celtic responded that they would send an official proposal. But they didn’t make any more calls and didn’t send any proposal after our meeting.

“We’re a bit surprised and we don’t know now what is the situation with Celtic’s interest in Sporar.”

It appears as Celtic dropped their interest after this meeting. For what reason, we’re not sure.

Reports from Portugal as cited by RecordSport, claim the player is set for a €6m move to Sporting Lisbon this window.

Celtic are pushing on with other targets having secured a striker. It’s up to the club to make sure the team is fully equipped for the second half of the season. A tight title race, Scottish Cup and the small matter of a Europa League last 32 game where expectations are high.

It’s going to be an interesting five months, hopefully, Celtic’s decision to go for Kilmala will be vindicated before too long.


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