Celtic suffer £15 million Fabian Rieder transfer blow

Celtic’s current transfer record is the £9 million fee that they shelled out to sign Odsonne Edouard. We could see that be broken this summer though. Rumours had suggested that Brendan Rodgers had been promised a significant budget when he decided to return to Parkhead for a second stint in the managerial hot seat.

That figure must have only been boosted since then. Jota has completed a £25 million transfer move to Al-Ittihad.

Thus, rumours doing the rounds have suggested that Celtic are going to shatter their transfer record this summer. And one player that they have been heavily linked with is Swiss super talent, Fabian Rieder.

Rieder currently plays for Swiss club, BSC Young Boys. He is believed to be rated at a transfer fee around £15 million. Now, it remains to be seen if the Hoops end up making an offer of that magnitude for the 21-year-old. They have already been handed a transfer blow in the race to sign him.

Celtic suffer £15 million Rieder transfer blow

It looks like Rieder’s preferred destination would be the Bundesliga. As reported by Football Scotland, he told Blick:

“I’ve been following the Bundesliga since I was a child, but I’m also open to other leagues. The Premier League for example. But if I could choose, it would be the Bundesliga.”

Interestingly, clubs from the Bundesliga are rumoured to be interested in signing Rieder as well. Borussia Monchengladbach are even said to have had an offer rejected already. Thus, it might be difficult for Celtic to sign him.

Of course, Celtic have a lot to offer themselves. Rieder will be competing for trophies on a consistent basis every season if he made the move to Parkhead. On top of that, they are guaranteed a place in the Champions League group stages for next season as well.

Despite being just 21 years of age, Rieder has top level experience himself and has already played in the Champions League. In fact, he scored against Manchester United when BSC Young Boys managed to get a 1-1 draw away at Old Trafford.

  • Published on 07/08/2023 at 19:05 PM
  • Last updated at 07/08/2023 at 19:05 PM

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