Report: Niklas Dorsch is open to Celtic move

By John McGinley

November 12, 2019

Celtic transfer target Niklas Dorsch is open to a move to Scotland, The Scottish Sun report.

The Telegraph first reported at the weekend that the Hoops were looking at the central midfielder ahead of the upcoming transfer window, with the player said to have a €3.2m release clause in his contract.

There’s now an update on his readiness to quit German club Heidenheim.

The Scottish Sun says that while he would prefer summer switch to a January one, Dorsch is open to a transfer to Scotland.

The paper report that Celtic are viewed as the ‘ideal next step’ in his career and that European football is a big factor.

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Exciting potential

A product of the Bayern Munich academy, progressing enough to make a debut for the senior side, Dorsch left for second-tier German outfit Heidenheim in 2018 in an effort to play more regular first-team football (The Telegraph).

It’s a move that paid off, with the player making 47 senior appearances and breaking into the German U21s side, for whom he’s won four caps (Transfermarkt).

Earlier this week we took a closer look at the player following his impressive performance on Sunday, with the all-round midfielder playing a pivotal role in Heidenheim’s 4-0 victory over Hannover 96.

It would appear that, if he signed, he would be competing for midfield places alongside Scott Brown and Callum McGregor, rather than our more attack-minded central options.

He has an exciting profile and apparently excellent potential. It’s the kind of player we definitely should be looking at.

Whether we can get a deal across the line is another matter, but it’s a name worth to keep in the back of your mind heading towards future transfer windows.