St. Polten react to reported Celtic interest in Husein Balic

By Hamish Carton

July 9, 2019

Austrian top-flight side St. Polten have commented on the reports linking Celtic with a move for their player Husein Balic.

Neil Lennon’s men were recently linked with a £700,000 move for the Bosnian-born winger by trusted source the Daily Mail. The paper said the Hoops were keen on the 23-year-old who is out of contract next summer.

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And it appears that St. Polten have caught wind of the chat.

Austrian outlet LAOLA1 have some quotes from a spokesperson at the club who has responded sarcastically to the rumours.

“If it is on the internet, then of course it is true,” they said.

“So far, there has been no official offer for Husein Balic.”

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Celtic could still move for Balic

Celtic clearly haven’t made an offer for the talented speedster then. However, that doesn’t mean that a bid won’t be forthcoming in the next couple of weeks.

The Daily Mail, and lead reporter Stephen McGowan in particular, are a trusted source of Celtic news. So there’s clearly some sort of interest there.

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We’ll just have to wait and see if Lennon and his recruitment team follow up on their initial attraction with a formal offer. The club currently have five or six left-wingers at the club so surely one or two would have to be moved on to make space for Balic.

Lewis Morgan is likely to be loaned out again this summer while Scott Sinclair’s future is still up for debate. If we get movement on either of those two then a move for Balic may soon be more than just internet chat.