Celtic have been looking to sign Paris Saint-Germain and France U19 international midfielder Edouard Michut throughout the summer.
That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to GiveMeSport about the latest potential business for Ange Postecoglou’s side as we head into the final weeks of the transfer window.
Sky Sports had previously reported back in July that Celtic were looking to strike a deal with PSG for the transfer of Michut for a fee of around £2m, with the French giants wanting closer to £5m.
But Postecoglou had seemed to rule out a deal for the nine-time France U19 international following the story when he said: “Yeah, good player, but no.
“I have an interest in every good footballer in the world, but there is a limited market I can tap into.”
However, O’Rourke believes that Celtic will be monitoring the 19-year-old’s situation, with the Scottish giants still looking to improve their midfield options this season.
He said: “If PSG are willing to let him go, midfield is an area that Postecoglou is looking to strengthen as well.
“It is somebody they’ve been tracking all summer, so I’m sure they will be keeping tabs with PSG to see if there is any possibility that Michut might be allowed out on loan.”
TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments…
We think that signing Michut on loan and inserting an option to buy would be a very smart move from the Celtic board, with the club being able to judge whether they’d like him on a permanent deal with no obligation to be forced into one.
The attacking midfielder, who has been described as ‘glorious to watch’ and ‘a lot like’ Marco Verratti, played in 15 games across senior and youth teams last season according to Transfermarkt, scoring two goals and providing one assist in that time.
Therefore, we think that whilst he is thought to be extremely talented, we feel that a loan would be the best option for Celtic so they can judge for themselves how good he is at adapting to senior football.