Sebastian Andersson, linked to Celtic earlier this month, will only leave Union Berlin if any potential new side can off him regular first-team football, The Sunday Post report.
German newspaper Bild reported on 12th December that Celtic are scouting the Bundesliga striker, with his contract due to expire at the end of the season.
The Hoops are on the hunt for a new striker to add depth beyond Odsonne Edouard, with Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Bayo both not quite showing enough so far this season.
It appears though that Andersson isn’t keen on moving to a team where he isn’t the main man.
As quoted by The Sunday Post, he said of recent transfer interest: “For me, the most important thing is to play.
“Of course, you always have to talk about money. After all, there is life after your career. But if you don’t play, it’s no fun.
“I enjoy it at Union Berlin. We are not a one-man team. We have no stars.”
How would he fit in at Celtic?
There seems little chance of Edouard being replaced in Neil Lennon’s team anytime soon, so this kind of ambition might not fit into our plans.
Edouard has netted 15 goals and assisted 13 times this term, showing incredible form and consistency (Transfermarkt).
If Andersson would be expecting to be our main striker, effectively guaranteed starts at the Frenchman’s expense, then we simply might not be the best destination.
The Union Berlin man isn’t having the worst season himself, netting nine goals between the German Cup and Bundesliga, but we are unlikely to be investing in a 28-year-old striker to take Edouard’s place.
Tha is, unless Lennon has the idea to change up our formation or system heading into the second half of the season. Could we see two strikers fielded on a regular basis?