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Both Celtic and their Old Firm rivals have been linked to a move for Airdrieonians forward Thomas Robert in recent weeks, but the Bhoys will have to act fast if they want to sign him, as Dundee United reportedly already made. an offer for him.
Which is the word?
According to Football Insider, the Tangerines have submitted an offer for the 20-year-old as they attempt to steal Celtic’s march, following the opening of the winter transfer window earlier this week.
It is suggested that Robert’s performances are attracting the interest of teams from Scotland and England, after an excellent start to the campaign with the Scottish League One team.
Would it be a good signing for Celtic?
The young right-winger has had no trouble adjusting to life in Scotland since joining the Airdrieonians of the French team from Montpellier over the summer, having contributed four goals and two assists in 13 appearances for his new team.
The Hoops are arguably lacking in quality wingers at the club, with only James Forrest available as natural rightist, while Mohamed Elyounoussi could leave at the end of the season when his Southampton loan expires.
So while Robert may turn out to be a signing for the future, it would be a mistake on the part of Celtic CEO Peter Lawwell to lose him.
Do you want Celtic to sign Robert?
In December, Airdrie boss Ian Murray admitted he was anticipating an offer from Celtic for Robert and was full of praise for the French, saying:
“I wouldn’t be surprised if we had a fight to keep him. Thomas has done very, very well.
“He showed his class again against Clyde with the corner kick, but it wasn’t just that, in the first half he was excellent, his touches on the ball, his movement, his timing in the launch of the ball, the way he collected space. , it was excellent.
“We’ve had a lot of clubs looking at it, some of them were quite impressed.”
So it seems clear that Robert won’t be with the League One squad for much longer based on his performances this season and the interest shown in him, so Celtic need to flex their financial muscles and make sure that let them sign winger this month as it looks like he could be a great player in the future for the Bhoys.
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