Celtic suffer blow in bid to sign former Bayern Munich player

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Celtic are always on the lookout for youngsters. We saw the club make nine signings in the summer, with seven arriving on permanent basis and two on loan deals. Other than Nat Phillips, all of them can be considered 'project' players. Other than Luis Palma and more recently, Paulo Bernardo, none of the new arrivals have really made much of an impact though.

It does not look like Celtic are considering moving away from their transfer policy though. One of the players they have been linked with recently is Nicolas Kuhn.

The 24-year-old has spent time at clubs like Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig and Ajax over the years, but never managed to make an appearance for any of them. It is only this season that he is finally making an impact at the senior level.

Kuhn is currently at Rapid Vienna and has established himself as a key contributor for them. But chances of a move to Celtic this month have been dealt a blow.

Celtic suffer blow in bid to sign former Bayern Munich player

It looks like leaving the Austrian club in January is not on the cards for Kuhn. As reported by the Daily Record, Rapid Vienna sports director Markus Katzer said while speaking to Kronen Zeitung:

"I assume that everyone will be with us in the second half of the season, I haven’t heard anything to the contrary."

Kuhn has been in top form this season. He plays on the right flank but has the ability to play as a forward as well if the situation calls for it.

That kind of versatility will be useful for Celtic. Especially with Oh Hyeon-gyu and Daizen Maeda both away to play in the AFC Asian Cup.

That being said, Kuhn does not have a proven track record of success. He was a standout while coming through the youth ranks. But other than the ongoing season, he has never delivered at the senior level.