Work reportedly being done to get Celtic-linked Dudu Dahan client an overseas move

By David Walton

June 6, 2022

Attempts are being made behind-the-scenes to secure reported Celtic target Mohammed Abu Fani a move overseas, according to Israeli outlet ONE.

Celtic were first linked with the player by Sport 5 last week, with Eintracht Frankfurt and Standard Liege also said to be keen on the midfielder.

Sport 5 claimed that Celtic would use Israel’s Nations League fixtures against Iceland and Albania to make a judgment on the 14-cap international [Transfermarkt].

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And ONE has reported that, despite there having yet to be an offer put in for his services, there is a determination to try and match Abu Fani with a team abroad.

The player is a part of Dudu Dahan’s ScoutPush organisation, with Celtic having signed a host of players from the Israeli agent in the past.

Time will tell whether Abu Fani will be another.

Mohammad Abu Fani appears to want move abroad as Celtic linked

Ange Postecoglou has gone on record as saying that he wants a new central midfielder this summer [Daily Record]. With Tom Rogic and Nir Bitton departing at the end of the season, you can see why Ange feels it’s an area that needs another body.

It’s also been reported that Celtic would only have to pay as little as £800k to secure Abu Fani from Maccabi Haifa [Daily Record]. Hardly a fee the Hoops would balk at if they believed the player could add to their ranks.

Of course, any central-midfielder that arrives at the club this summer is going to have a major challenge on their hands. After all, the competition in the engine room is as fierce as it’s been at any stage of the Postecoglou era.

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Abu Fani is a 2x Israeli champion with Maccabi Haifa so would arrive with title-winning experience. And at only 24 years of age, he would be one to make an immediate impact despite the relatively low transfer fee that would likely be involved.

It all depends on where the preference is if we did indeed make an offer. Just because he belongs to Dahan’s scouting agency, it doesn’t mean we’re automatically favourites to sign him. A move to Germany, for example, would be difficult to compete with.

We’ll see what happens with this one in the coming days, but a move abroad looks highly likely.

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