Groningen defender Samir Memisevic has claimed that he is in talks with Celtic over a move to Glasgow, according to The Celtic Blog.
The 25-year-old is out of contract with the Dutch outfit at the end of the season, and if he is to be believed he could be part of the Bhoys squad before then.
The defender has a decent pedigree having been capped twice for Bosnia-Herzegovina, and on the face of it would look to be an impressive addition to the Celtic ranks for the second half of the campaign.
It is as yet unknown if there is any substance to the story. Nobody from inside the Bhoys’ camp has suggested that a deal is being discussed or that a move is being thrashed out, but with the Scottish Premiership as tight as it is this season, it might not be in Brendan Rodgers’ best interest to be doing his transfer activity in public.
Memisevic did a tour of eastern Europe earlier in his career, but he got his big move to the Eredivisie in 2016 and has gone on to make more than 50 appearances for Groningen, with his form and ability alerting Celtic to his credentials.
Rodgers will be in the market for a defender in January, in case he is unable to hold on to Dedryck Boyata. The Belgium international is out of contract with the Bhoys in the summer, and there is a chance the club could cash in on him prior to that if they get a suitable offer.
With Celtic still competing on three fronts as they go in search of a historic quadruple this term, they will need to take advantage of the transfer window, to ensure that they have enough options to deal with what could be an extremely busy second part of the season.
That could mean that there is some truth in the talks that Memisevic is in discussions with the Bhoys, over what would be a surprising move to Glasgow.