Date: 17th January 2018 at 12:23pm
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Celtic have tabled a bid worth £2.7million for Besiktas defender Dusko Tosic, according to a report.

Turkish news outlet Aksam is reporting that the Hoops have lodged a seven-figure bid for the 32-year-old, but the Turkish Super Lig are holding out for their valuation of £3.5million.

The report also claims that West Ham and Tottenham are also interested in the player but that the Hoops are the first to make a serious offer, and that the player isn’t sure about making the move but that Besitkas would find it hard to turn down the money.

The defensive powerhouse, known for his physical presence, has featured 23 times for the team currently fourth in the Turkish Super Lig this season, scoring three goals.

Besiktas have been dark horses in the Champions League this season, surprising many by reaching the last-16 where they will play Bayern Munich.

Football Insider verdict

It would be very unlike Celtic to spend such big money – by their standards on a 32-year-old, especially one that isn’t sure about joining the Hoops. Brendan Rodgers is obviously on the look-out for experienced defenders, but he recently signed one in Leipzig’s Marvin Compper, who is also 32-years-old and cost far less than Tosic. The player would no doubt add experience to the squad going into next season’s Champions League qualifiers, but the signing goes completely against the policy of signing players for a low price then selling them on at a profit. This move looks like a non-starter at this moment in time.

In other Celtic news, Liam Henderson is on the verge of joining Bari

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