By Amir Mir
The odds of Celtic signing Stoke wantaway playmaker Bojan Krkic have dropped significantly, according to the latest betting odds.
Leading bookmaker Sky Bet had the Spaniard at 25/1 to join the Scottish Champions, but he is now at odds of 9/4 to sign for Brendan Rodgers’ side before February 3.
Sky Sports previously claimed that the 26-year-old has told his current club that he wants to leave if the right offer were to come in for him.
To Celtic? 😮
Bojan has moved from 25/1 to 9/4 to join Celtic ☘️pic.twitter.com/i8ES2UFoa8
— Sky Bet (@SkyBet) January 24, 2017
The former Barcelona man has seen his game time reduced at the Bet 365 Stadium this season, with Bojan only starting five Premier League games under manager Mark Hughes.
He last played for the club during their FA Cup defeat against Championship outfit Wolves and Hughes has not played him for the last three league matches.
Aitor Karanka’s Middlesbrough are the favourites for his signature as the north east club are 6/4 to sign the creative player.
Football Insider verdict:
Bojan would be an excellent signing for Celtic and a player that would suit Rodgers’ style of play. The Spaniard wants to leave his current club and more than likely Stoke will not demand big money for their player. A reasonable offer from the Scottish Champions could see them land the playmaker. Bojan is the type of player, Rodgers can get the best out of, as proven with Mousa Dembele and Patrick Roberts this season. Not only that, the former Barcelona man would tear the Scottish Premiership apart with his sound technique and quick feet. If a deal can be made, this is a signing the Bhoys should make as it would add more quality and depth to their squad.
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