Celtic’s move for Romain Perraud looks to be off after the Scottish champions learned of his wage demands.
The 21-year-old had been linked with a move to Celtic Park ahead of next season after impressing the Hoops while on loan at Paris FC in 2018/19.
Perraud featured 32 times for the Ligue 2 side, scoring five goals and providing one assist as the team from the French capital finished fourth in their division.
It seemed as though the left-back was a player who had been identified as a potential replacement for Kieran Tierney, who has been the subject of a bid from Premier League club Arsenal.
However, a report in the Daily Mail, relayed on HITC, states the Frenchman’s wage demands have proved to be a stumbling block for Celtic, who are now likely to explore other avenues.
Left-back could become a problem position for Neil Lennon, as Emilio Izaguirre has decided to leave the club and his current first choice in that position, Tierney, could follow him out of the exit door.
The Celts will surely want to resolve this issue sooner rather than later, with their first Champions League qualifier against FK Sarajevo just two weeks away and the SPFL kicking off in just over a months time.
Four left-backs Celtic could realistically sign
Lowe impressed on loan at Aberdeen last season and is said to be another option that Celtic are considering. The 22-year-old has returned to parent club Derby, but could move back North this summer.
Mohammadi will be available on a free transfer when his contract with Russian side Akhmat Grozny expires at the end of this month. The Iranian international is said to be on the Hoops’ radar.
Mbombo, also known as Boli Bolingoli, could be a good option for Neil Lennon. Currently playing for Rapid Vienna, the Belgian left-back can also play in left-midfield or on the left-wing.
Slightly closer to home is Greg Taylor of Kilmarnock. The 21-year-old knows the SPFL well having already played 99 games in the division, and has plenty of improvement left in him. He could be a good signing for the long-term.