Utrecht manager John van den Brom believes that Celtic will make another move to try to sign Gyrano Kerk when the transfer window opens in Scotland.
The Hoops put in an offer for the winger in January but the Dutch side rejected it, likely because the offer was made very late in the month, meaning Utrecht wouldn’t have had much time to find a replacement.
However, now that the seasons in The Netherlands and in Scotland are officially over, Van den Brom expects Celtic, and potentially a few other interested clubs, to come back in for the 24-year-old.
As reported by the Daily Record, he said:
At this moment there are no actual concrete offers for Gyrano, but Celtic were the club most interested. I suspect the pandemic will put most transfers on hold just now, but I think the transfer window will be extended to September this year and when that happens, I think there will be a lot of interest in Gyrano again. We are expecting that.
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Celtic have plenty of wingers on their books still, even though they have decided to let Jonny Hayes leave at the end of the current month, so the necessity to sign Kerk doesn’t seem to be glaring.
However, given that he can play on either flank or as a central striker, he would give Neil Lennon a very valuable, versatile option if he were to make a switch to Celtic Park.
The 24-year-old scored 11 goals and had a further 12 assists for Utrecht in just 30 appearances, so his attacking output is certainly impressive and if he could replicate those numbers in a green and white jersey, he would be a very good addition to Lennon’s squad.