Celtic transfer news: Savic hunt back on after £1.5m claim

By Russell Edge

13th Apr, 2018 | 3:29pm

Reported Celtic pursuit of £1.5m powerhouse reignited as Hoops jet out on transfer operation


If Celtic fans were in charge on the club’s transfer activity this summer, then the majority would be targeting a new centre back as a priority signing.

The Hoops may well have a host of options already at their disposal, with the likes of Jozo Simunovic and Dedryck Boyata available to manager Brendan Rodgers, but the reality is that few have lived up to the high expectations set on their shoulders.

Both of the aforementioned pair have been prone to numerous errors across the course of the current campaign while the jury is still out over Kristoffer Ajer and Jack Hendry, and January signing Marvin Compper has managed to make just a single appearance as a result of injury.

The Hoops certainly seem in need of some change at the heart of their back line, but sourcing quality defenders for a budget price tag is a difficult task, and would likely require intensive scouting overseas, where player costs are significantly lower.

One man who seemed to be firmly on the Hoops’ radar was Red Star Belgrade powerhouse Vujadin Savic, the 27-year-old stated by the Scottish Sun to be available for a more than reasonable £1.5million – but the same report also insisted that Rodgers may well have turned down the option to sign him.

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However, it has now been claimed by Serbian outlet Informer that the Bhoys will have a scout jet out to be in place for Red Star’s derby clash against Partizan on Saturday – and it can be no coincidence that they would happen to watch a match that Savic could well be involved in.

A reignited interest – or possibly interest that never truly went away – seems to be the case here, and with his experience and fee, he seems to tick many of the boxes at Parkhead.

In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers has played down the significance of the club’s semi final clash with Rangers.

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