Date: 7th March 2018 at 3:07pm
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Celtic have decided against a pursuit of Red Star Belgrade centre-back Vujadin Savic, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun states that despite reports of an interest in the player, who was reportedly offered to the Scottish Premier League side for £1.5million, Brendan Rodgers will not be following up.

Savic, 27, has also had spells in France and Germany and is said to be gathering interest from a number of different parties with Lyon the most notable, after impressing in this season’s Europa League where he was ever-present in a defence that conceded only three goals.

The Hoops manager has had to cope with a number of injuries to key players in defence throughout the current campaign so it makes sense that he would be on the look-out for talent.

Savic himself stated that he would not be against a move away from the Serbian club and said in the Scottish Sun:  “Football is a game in which you never know what will happen tomorrow.”

“If I stay in Belgrade I will be happy, but if the club wants to sell me this summer, then I will go.

“It won’t be up to me.”

Football Insider verdict:

There can be no questioning the need for recruits this summer for a defence that has at times over the course of the current campaign, looked all at sea. Their capitulation away at Hearts back in December was a sign that the Hoops backline was struggling both in terms of numbers available but more worryingly, in terms of quality. Injuries to Kristoffer Ajer, Dedryk Boyata, Mikael Lustig, and Marvin Compper have seen their rearguard pulled back to the bare bones. At 27-years-old, Savic represents a player that has a great deal of experience domestically and also internationally too, having been capped 11 times by the Serbia national side.

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