Report: Gideon Mensah is open to future Celtic move

By John McGinley

September 4, 2019

Red Bull Salzburg left-back Gideon Mensah is open to a move to Celtic in the future, website HITC report.

The outlet cite sources close to the player who claim that the Hoops were ‘very interested’ in making a move for him during the recent summer transfer window.

The report states that conversations between the Hoops and the player’s representatives took place prior to Celtic’s move for Kilmarnock defender Greg Taylor.

The source believes that, despite the transfer not going through, the player would be interested in making a switch to Glasgow in the future.

As quoted by HITC, they said: “In a year’s time he’ll see how everything is. Because remember he’s still contracted to Red Bull Salzburg (until 2024).

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“We’ll see what happens and he’ll take it from there. But Celtic’s a big club and it’s one that he’d definitely be interested in, in the future. No doubt about that.”

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What do we know about Mensah?

The 21-year-old, rated as worth £810,000 by Transfermarkt, eventually won a loan move to Belgian top-flight club Zulte Waragem before the end of the transfer window.

He’ll now have an opportunity to get the regular week-to-week action he needs to develop as a player, having not had much of an opportunity at Salzburg so far. He’s yet to make a senior appearance for the UEFA Champions League side.

However, the defender has previously spent time out on loan at Austrian teams Sturm Graz and FC Liefering.

Also a Ghana youth international, he appears to have a bright future.

However, we’ve made the right choice moving for Boli Bolingoli and Greg Taylor instead, both of whom have far more experience that the Salzburg prospect. That will be needed over the course of a long hard season.

At the very least though, he is worth keeping an eye on over the coming year, especially since he’s said to be keen on a Celtic move in the future.