More top Midtjylland players linked with summer moves before Celtic tie
As well as Frank Onyeka, Midtjylland have two more key stars being linked with moves away heading into their Champions League tie with Celtic.
Yesterday, we spoke about how Onyeka looks set to move to Brentford. This was after it had been reported by Danish outlet BT that the player was set to undergo a medical.
However, two more Midtjylland players are being eyed up for transfers away from Denmark also. One being yet another central midfielder in Jean Cajuste. Foot Mercato stated earlier this summer that he’s being looked at by Bundesliga side Borussia Monchengladbach and French sides Lille and Monaco.
Another who could be off is star striker Sory Kaba, according to the Telegraph. It’s claimed that both Swansea and Watford are interested in making moves for Midtjylland’s top centre-forward. Kaba bagged 14 goals in 42 games last season [Transfermarkt].
Celtic have also been linked with a move for Erik Sviatchenko [Daily Record]. However, it’s difficult to see that one coming to pass.
Midtjylland won’t allow themselves to go into Celtic tie with gaping holes
It’s interesting to see so many of Midtjylland’s top players being linked with moves away. It will be interesting to see whether that has any impact on certain individuals’ performance levels should they remain with the club.
Of course, Celtic will be preparing for the worst. We have to believe that the Danish side won’t go selling all of their top stars to make a quick buck. Their moneyball approach, however, could easily see one or two depart before they face the Hoops.
Whether they have scope to bring in quick replacements or not is anyone’s guess. But both sides only have until July 15th to submit their squads for the second qualifying round. If Midtjylland are going to be selling some of their best players soon, they don’t have much time to identify the correct replacements.
Then again, they could look at Celtic and think the same. The Hoops have several top stars being linked with moves, and we would like to think the club will be able to bring some players in before the registration deadline to give us a boost.
But it goes to show that Celtic may not be the only club in this tie facing a rebuild. If the teams mentioned come in for Midtjylland’s star players, there’s a strong chance they’ll be off.
And if they’re sold before the UCL tie, even better from a Celtic perspective.