Werder Bremen striker Lennart Thy has confirmed that he will return to the German club in the summer once his loan spell at VVV-Venlo expires at the end of the season.
The Scottish Sun reports that Thy, 26, is wanted by Celtic ahead of the transfer window opening and Brendan Rodgers has sent scouts to keep close tabs on the German centre-forward.
Thy has scored eight goals and supplied six assists in 30 appearances across all competitions for Eredivide club VVV this term, however he has confirmed that he will not be extending his stay in the Netherlands and will return back to Bremen.
“At the end of the season I’ll return to Bremen and I will work harder than ever to get into the team next season,” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“It was a good decision to go on loan but it was made clear to me I won’t be at Venlo for more than a year.”
Football Insider verdict
Thy is still contracted to Werder Bremen so he is bound to say that he is focused on playing for them once his loan at VVV ends, but that does not mean that Rodgers should not follow up his interest. VVV were only promoted to the Eredivisie last season and have so far done a pretty good job of steering clear of the relegation battle. Thy’s goals have been helpful with a hat-trick against Heracles boosting up his numbers. When surrounded by better players, like what Celtic have, he could definitely be a more efficient goalscorer. However he does not seem as though he would be better than the existing options at Parkhead.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops are in the running to sign this former Rangers midfielder.