The latest from Germany on Hannes Wolf is good news for Celtic; could solve Ange problem

By John McGinley

December 29, 2021

Hannes Wolf looks destined to leave Borussia Monchengladbach this January, whether it’s to Celtic or another team, Bild has reported this week.

The German outlet reckons Wolf ‘no longer has any prospects’ at Gladbach having made just one appearance for the club since September.

As we discussed earlier this month, Celtic, Trabzonspor and Rapid Vienna have all been credited with an interest in the 22-year-old, which may involve an initial loan. Wolf’s exit is unlikely to be a solo one either, with the German club planning on something of an exodus following a disappointing start to the Bundesliga season.

Photo by Christian Verheyen/Borussia Moenchengladbach via Getty Images

Hannes Wolf could solve a Celtic problem for Ange

Wolf is a player who can feature on the left flank or centrally in an attacking midfield position, making him a candidate to fill in for the injured David Turnbull, who is expected to be out for at least two months with a hamstring injury.

With Jota also unavailable, even if Celtic sign Reo Hatate quickly, Wolf could add the kind of midfield depth that the Bhoys have been crying out for all season.

Ange Postecoglou is a Tom Rogic injury away from a full-blown crisis at the moment and we need another quality option available to support a central striker.

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Wolf was a stand-out for top Austrian side 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.

All signs point to him being of the standard to make an impact in the Scottish Premiership and if Gladbach are looking to ship him out on loan, then Celtic should be in the conversation.

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