By Harvey Byrne
Celtic had launched a bid for Tottenham attacking midfielder Josh Onomah this summer, according to a report.
The Independent have claimed on their website that the Glasgow giants had made a “good offer” for the 20-year-old, currently on the books at Premier League giants Spurs.
However, it is said that the north Londoners rejected the move from the Hoops despite being able to offer more playing time to the youngster.
Onomah made the headlines earlier in the summer after a number of starring displays for England in their Under-20s World Cup victory in South Korea.
He has also already made 32 appearances for the Tottenham first team, including 13 outings in the Premier League.
Celtic, meanwhile have added youngsters Olivier Ntcham ad Kundai Benyu to their attacking midfield ranks this summer and are being consistently linked with bringing Patrick Roberts back to the club after a successful loan.
However, one player who will not be lining up for the Hoops next season is Onomah.
Football Insider verdict:
Onomah is a very talented player and it is clear why Celtic bid for him and why Tottenham rejected it. It is not stated when the Hoops made their bid for Onomah, meaning that both Nthcam or Benyu could have been signed as alternatives to the young Spurs man and while the England Under-20 would have proven to be a very worthwhile investment, Brendan Rodgers has also secured two very bright talents with the aforementioned two. Now, if Celtic are to break the bank this summer they must buy some proven quality, like Jonny Hayes and the Hoops were correct not to offer too much to Spurs for Onomah with transfer fees heavily inflated this summer.
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