German Report: Celtic interested in January loan move for £8.1m attacking midfielder

By John McGinley

December 3, 2021

Celtic are one of the teams interested in a January loan move for Borussia Monchengladbach attacking midfielder Hannes Wolf, BILD has reported tonight.

The outlet states that despite signing permanently for the club in the summer for £8.1m, the Austrian could be on his way out of Gladbach already.

Trabzonspor and Rapid Vienna have also been linked with a move for the 22-year-old, who made 43 appearances in all competitions for the German side on loan last season.

Photo by Christian Verheyen/Borussia Moenchengladbach via Getty Images

Wolf was a stand-out for RB Salzburg prior to his move to Germany, scoring 23 goals and assisting 21 more in 89 appearances for the club. A move to sister side Leipzig followed before he ended up on a loan-to-buy at Gladbach.

This season he’s struggled for game time, starting just five times in Bundesliga action – all of which came back in August and September.

Celtic’s interest feels credible in the sense that looking for an attacking midfielder doesn’t sound far-fetched. The Bhoys have been reliant on Tom Rogic so far this season and his recent hamstring injury demonstrated a lack of depth in his position.

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Wolf can play in a variety of attacking positions but throughout his career has primarily been a central talent, influencing the game behind a striker, much like Rogic does.

On the face of it, this is an exciting report and one to watch over the coming weeks as Ange Postecoglou enters the next phase of his Celtic rebuild.

With other talents such as Daizen Maeda and Reo Hatate also linked with a move to Glasgow, it could be a transformative month for the team.

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