Fabrice N’Sakala’s response when asked if he will move to Celtic in January

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Fabrice N’Sakala has admitted he has held talks with Celtic ahead of the January transfer window.

Speaking to the Scottish Sun, Anderlecht defender Fabrice N’Sakala has admitted that he has spoken to Celtic about a potential January transfer, after coming close to moving to Parkhead in the summer.

When asked about a January move to Celtic, N'Sakala said: “Possibly, because we speak. In August, we had good contact with Celtic and I almost signed. Before, the price was too high so we said we would wait and look at January to know if my conditions change. I really like my club but I want to have a new challenge too and move to a club more famous like Celtic.”

N'Sakala is quoted in the report as confirming he was close to moving to Parkhead over the summer, before a move was called off when they failed to qualify for the Champions League.

He was in talks prior to the qualification match against Malmo, with the confirmation that if Celtic won, he would be signed. However, they lost, and the Bhoys told him that they were cancelling the deal to sign a midfielder and striker instead.

Tyler Blackett was brought in on loan from Manchester United, but has struggled to impress, whilst Kieran Tierney has started battling Emilio Izaguirre for the first-team left-back spot. The latter has struggled, and Ronny Deila wants to sign an experienced left-back to provide guaranteed first-team cover.

N'Sakala appears to be that player, and as he is struggling to play with Anderlecht this term - he has managed just two appearances - a move seems a real possibility in January.

An experience defender, N’Sakala has played more than 150 club games across both France and Belgium, and it appears as if he will be adding Scotland to that list in the next few months.

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