Celtic FC are reportedly in a four way tussle for Clermont striker Adrian Grbic after having been impressed by his goal scoring exploits this season for the French second division team.
23 years old Austrian striker Adrian Grbic has been on a goal scoring record of sorts this season after having arrived from Austrian side SCR Altach last summer. With 17 goals and four assists in 26 games, Adrian Grbic goal tally in Ligue 2 is only bested by Le Havre’s Tino Kadewere, who presently leads the charts with 20 goals to his name.
Clement FC signed the Austrian for free last summer and now are in line to land a massive windfall on their dealing.
Grbic has been one of the most lethal strikers in the league this season with his technical ability and free-kick acumen both catching the eye in France.
The former Austrian under-17 star now seems destined for greater things with Premier League bigwigs like Crystal Palace, Brighton and Scottish table leaders are tracking his progress this season. According to the report, Palace and Brighton are presently leading the chase with both Celtic and Rangers keeping tabs on the Austrian hitman.
Adrian Grbic is under contract with the central French side until June 2022, however should an offer materialise, they might well be tempted to cash in on him this summer.
Standing at 6ft 2in, Adrian Grbic has all the right attributed that can make him quite a sensation in the Scottish league.
At present Celtic have both Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths in excellent form with two lesser known strikers, Patryk Klimala and Vakoun Bayo also available as alternatives.
However that situation can change at any point once the season resumes and the transfer season actually reopens, whenever that may be. With Arsenal’s reported interest in Odsonne Edouard, it definitely makes sense for the club to be keeping tabs on a player like Adrian Grbic who is making quite the waves in the French second division.
Given the tremendous uncertainly in these present times, transfer fees are set to deflated for the first time in fifty years probably which means clubs might be more inclined to generate cash through player sales, something that wealthier clubs will look to take advantage of.
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At present, SPFL is bracing itself for a further three-month lockdown which means no football, no television deal, no gate receipt, no commercial payoff for the near future which is why any pre planned transfer dealings might have to take the backseat when the transfer window eventually resumes.
Moreover, SPFL clubs face further financial headaches as news circulates about all clubs playing games in half capacity in order to implement social distancing guidelines which are said to remain in place for the next 12-18 months even if games are reopened to the public.