As has the story gone for Celtic this transfer window, it appears the Hoops may miss out on a transfer target to an English club.
In desperate need of a rotation piece at centreback, Celtic have reportedly shown interest in Ghanian free agent Abdul Mumin.
The 22-year-old is set to leave his Danish club Nordsjaelland as his contract expires this summer. Seeing consistent first-team play in the back for the fifth-placed Danish side this season, he has proven he has the ability to make plays and contend.
While he has yet to be called up for international play, he is still young and would do well to develop in the rotation behind Christopher Jullien and Kristoffer Ajer next season if the Hoops are able to snag him.
Unfortunately, it seems that English-side Sheffield United have beaten Celtic to the punch, reportedly making the first move towards signing the young player.
While it is clear no one will be unseating Ajer or Jullien at the back quite soon, it is quite apparent after the friendlies in France that a new piece could be needed in rotation behind them after the departure of Jozo Simunovic.
Celtic’s top priority this window was obviously to sign a goalkeeper, and with the reported deal all done for AEK’s Vasilios Barkas, the club should be looking to shore up the defense for the upcoming season, especially amid rumors that Kristoffer Ajer could potentially be moved before the season.
With the potential of a historic tenth-straight title on the line for the Hoops this season, look for the club to be as active as possible in the transfer market in the coming weeks. News is already starting to break that a potential move for West Ham United striker Albian Ajeti could be on his way for a season-long loan deal. Stay tuned.