Polish paper denies Celtic have had bid accepted for Robert Gumny

By Hamish Carton

August 22, 2019

A local newspaper in Poland has denied the rumours that Celtic have had a bid accepted for Robert Gumny.

The 21-year-old right-back currently plies his trade for Lech Poznan and has been linked with a move to Scotland on numerous occasions so far this summer. Just last week the Daily Mail (cited by the Scottish Sun) reported that the Hoops were weighing up a £6million swoop for the man who has represented Poland at virtually every youth levels.

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On Thursday, Celtic social media was awash with some chatter that the club had seen an offer accepted for the full-back.

It all seemed to originate from this tweet.

The post intimated that the club had seen a £5.8million bid accepted from Poznan and had also agreed a five-year contract with the player.

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It doesn’t seem like Celtic have bid for Gumny yet

However, Hoops fans have been brought back down to earth by a more legitimate looking report from Wyborcza Poznan. Their piece translates as saying that Celtic, nor any other club, are yet to have bid big money for Gumny. The paper also says that the next week of European qualifiers could go a long way to deciding whether the player moves club or not.

As Poznan are not in European competition this season it is fair to assume that they are referring to Celtic. That seems bizarre considering our need for a right-back doesn’t hinge on victory against AIK.

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We need to cover that position with another player regardless of how we get on against the Swedish champions. Perhaps the report could be suggesting that Gumny is only likely to move to Scotland if we have Europa League football to offer him.

That would make far more sense.