Celtic are on the hunt to sign Olympiakos right-back Omar Elabdellaoui.

Reported by The Scottish Sun, The Hoops are poised to bid £4 million for the Norwegian international.

The 27-year-old’s acquisition would be The Bhoys’ fourth signing of the January window.

With 34 international caps and big player for a European giant, he is the player fans have been craving.

What Elabdellaoui can bring to Celtic

The Olympakos star boasts a tremedous athletic ability, knows how to get past his man and whip a cross into the box.

Omar Elabdellaoui loves a run down the wing to cross at the byline. (Photo by Edwin van Zandvoort/Soccrates/Getty Images)

With Mikael Lustig on his way out of Celtic, the Norwegian would ease into the squad.

The Swede was bought from Norwegian champions Rosenborg in similar circumstances.

He has served Celtic well in his time and Elabdellaoui has the chance to do the same.

Right-back can count ex-Celt Stefan Johansen and current Bhoy Kristoffer Ajer as international team mates. (Photo by Trond Tandberg/Getty Images)

The right-back is helping Olympiakos to second in the Greek Superleague – a Champions League spot.

This will make it trickier for Celtic to pry their target from his club.

Celtic right-back future up in the air

Nobody knows when exactly Lustig will depart Celtic but it will be in the next six months.

 

Cristian Gamboa isn’t pushing him or Anthony Ralston any time soon.

Ralston is on the team sheet more recently but isn’t the answer to the first-choice problem.

Timothy Castagne was on the radar but a £10 million pricetag rules the Hoops out of the running.

Celtic are no longer in the running for Atalanta right-back Timothy Castagne due to price tag. (Photo by  MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images)

Celtic are also apparently checking over American right-back Manny Perez in the meantime.

Finally, Celtic are trying to sort out their long term problems and making fans happy.

Elabdellaoui would come in with a high reputation which the supporters want.

The price tag will also show the club spending a considerable amount of money on a player.

Only Vakoun Issouf Bayo’s £2 million transfer from Dunajská Streda had The Hoops dipping into their pockets in this window.

If the board and Rodgers can pull of this masterstroke, then Celtic are only a centre-back away from having their best transfer window for a long while.

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