Agent claims Celtic are interested in international star

Celtic are interested in signing the Egyptian international according to the player’s agent himself although there could be a snag in the deal.

Celtic are looking to rediscover their form after a rough patch of results that has seen them win only one of their last five games. Sunday’s win over Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi final is a step in the right direction. But the Hoops will know very well that they are not out of the woods yet. Another bad result and the pressure will be back on Neil Lennon.

With 10IAR up for grabs this season, if the club’s bad run of results continues then the board will be left without a choice other than spending heavily in the January transfer window in order to salvage the situation. And one player they seem to have their eyes on is Egyptian attacking midfielder Mohamed Magdy.

His agent has claimed that the Scottish champions are interested in signing the player. Egyptian website Kingfut reports:

Al Ahly’s Mohamed Magdy Afsha is a target for Scottish giants Celtic, according to the player’s agent.

Afsha has only joined Al Ahly in the summer of 2019 from Pyramids FC and has quickly established himself as an integral part of the team.

“Scottish club Celtic are very interested in the services of Al Ahly’s Mohamed Magdy Afsha,” Afsha’s agent Abdelrahman Ismail said.

“Celtic want to sign Afsha and then loan him out to a European club. However, Al Ahly is against the idea of letting the player go especially as they are preparing for the CAF Champions League final.”

Magdy currently plays for Egyptian club Al Ahly who have made it into the CAF Champions League Final and appear to be opposed against the idea of letting the midfielder go. But as we should know by now, the term ‘not for sale’ does not exist in football as long as the price is right.

The question here is whether Celtic need another attacking midfielder at the moment. They have the likes of Ryan Christie and Olivier Ntcham already at the club while Tom Rogic seems to rediscovered some of his old form and could be a big part of this team this season if he can stay injury free. In his last 2 domestic starts, he has 4 assists to his name.

Thus, if Celtic do indeed go out and spend in January, the money could be better used in other positions. For example, a right winger, where the club are extremely short of options right now following the injury of James Forrest.