Celtic offered international striker for £1m - report
By Will Butcher
Former Manchester United striker Angelo Henriquez could be set for a move to Celtic in a £1million deal, according to a report.
The 22-year-old, who currently plays for Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb, could be tempted with a move to Parkhead as the Bhoys can offer Champions League football.
The Daily Express claim that the Chile international has been offered to Celtic by Dinamo as manager Brendan Rodgers looks to reinforce his squad on transfer deadline day.
It is said that Rodgers is hoping to sign a midfielder and an attacker before Wednesday’s 11pm deadline.
The former Wigan loanee failed to make a single appearance for United during his three-year spell at Old Trafford, after signing from Chilean outfit Universidad de Chile.
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A hugely impressive loan spell with Dinamo Zagreb prompted the Croatian champions to sign the striker, after scoring 30 goals in 37 appearances during the 2014-15 season.
Henriquez has had a hugely successful spell in Zagreb, winning the double in both the 2014-15 season and last term but a move to Parkhead could be too good to turn down.
Henriquez, who has nine caps for his country, also has experience in Spain with Real Zaragoza and former Liverpool boss Rodgers could be tempted to draw on that experience by taking up Zagreb’s asking price of £1million.
The Hoops have already made five signings this season, bringing in teenagers Moussa Dembele and Kritoffer Ajer, while experienced duo Dorus de Vries and Kolo Toure have signed on free transfers. Aston Villa’s Scott Sinclair has hit the ground running following his move, finding the back of the net four times already.
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