Report: Celtic close in on signing Rasmus Falk, want him before next season’s Champions League

Celtic are looking to sign Rasmus Falk this month.

Celtic are closing in on the signing of Rasmus Falk, the Evening Times reports.

The right-footed playmaker, who is able to play on either wing or as a number 10, is said to be in deep discussions with the Bhoys concerning a switch to Parkhead.

His contract is expiring at the end of this season, and whilst Celtic could wait until the summer to secure the 24-year-old on a free transfer, Ronny Deila wants Falk signed this month.

This is because he wants the Danish international to bed in before the start of next season, when Celtic have ambitions to make it through the Champions League qualifying stages, and get into the group stages of Europe’s premier competition.

Ensuring he is properly bedded in before the start of next season could be the difference between securing Champions League football or once again falling into the Europa League.

This need to get into the Champions League has Deila not fussing about spending a fee on Falk, with the Daily Mail claiming that a measly £150,000 should be enough to convince Odense to sell the winger.

Falk, who was capped by Denmark in 2013, has played 20 games this season for Odense. He has scored two goals and registered eight assists as Odense sit mid table in the Danish Superligaen.

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