Rangers ‘too good to refuse’ for forward, German giants consider £ 10million Celtic ace, Edward set to move £ 18million, Parkhead manager’s headache – News 24
Steve Clarke’s men ended their warm-up matches with a 1-0 victory over Luxembourg and enter the game with great confidence.
Nationally, managers continue to polish and build their squad for next season, with clubs returning to pre-season training this month.
The news of the Scottish football transfer from Monday and the main titles:
The winger rejected Celtic
Danish winger Philip Zinckernagel has claimed he turned down the option of moving to Celtic in January to sign for Watford. The 26-year-old has left Norway club Bodo / Glimt for a free transfer. He had the interest of a number of countries, but opted for the Hornets whom he helped in the Premeir League.
He said: “We were never close to signing a deal with Celtic, but there was a lot of talk and interest so it was something I had to consider for sure. ” (Scottish Sun)
Killie hit back at Laff
Kilmarnock released a statement noting his disappointment at Kyle Lafferty’s comments. The Northern Irishman claimed Killie had been “dishonest” in the contract talks. The Rugby Park team retaliated by noting that the striker wanted four times more than he was. (Various)
Leverkusen loves Ajer
Bundesliga team Bayer Leverkusen are the latest team to be linked with Kristoffer Ajer. The Norwegian revealed this weekend that he wants to leave Celtic this summer. Norwich City are said to be enthusiastic, while the Germans, who bought Jeremiah Frimpong, have been watching the player and preparing for a defensive rebuild. (Scottish Sun)
Stanciu’s Kudela Position
Slavia Prague star Nicolae Stanciu refused to kneel ahead of a friendly between Romania and England in support of club teammate Ondrej Kudela. Kudela has been banned by UEFA for ten games for abusing Glen Kamara.
He said, “Just like that because a Kamara teammate heard that word I can’t say. I decided not to get on my knees and I don’t think that’s the solution. (Various)
Clarke cautious with Gilmour
Steve Clarke has confirmed that he is being ultra-careful replacing Billy Gilmour on Sunday in a friendly with Luxembourg. A halftime substitute, the Chelsea star was at the end of a tough challenge and took off with 15 to go. Clarke said: “We took him out as a precaution, medics will assess him but he seemed to be doing fine when he was not in the field.” (Various)
Eddy on the move
Odsonne Edouard is set to leave Celtic for £ 18million this summer and join Brendan Rodgers at Leiceter City. Fees would have been agreed for the transfer of the French. Like his teammate Kristoffer Ajer, Edouard is entering the last year of his contract with Celtic. (Sunday hours)
Forward supported for Rangers move
Peterborough United star Siriki Dembele has been asked to sign for Rangers if given the chance. The forward turned down a new deal to stay at Posh and Paddy Kenny believes the Rangers would be too good to refuse.
He said, “If it’s a choice between that and Peterborough, I’m afraid to say it has to be the Rangers. “(Football initiate)
Celtic manager headache
Celtic’s preseason will initially be led by John Kennedy and Gavin Strachan. Ange Postecoglou is expected to be named the new boss but faces a 10-day quarantine period, which means he will not be in place to take charge of the team’s return to preseason on June 17. (Daily check-in)
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