Celtic outcast Saidy Janko is set to sign for Bristol City despite previous interest from Reading and Sheffield Wednesday.
Saidy Janko’s forgettable spell at Celtic is set to come to an end. The Scottish Sun claim that the 21-year-old will be offloaded this summer after two years at Parkhead – and Championship side Bristol City is his most likely destination.
The former Manchester United youngster has not pulled on Celtic colours since giving away a penalty in a nightmare performance away at Hapoel Be’er Sheva in the final Champions League qualifying round in August.
Fortunately, Celtic’s first-leg lead meant a 2-0 defeat in Israel did not prevent them scraping into Europe’s premiere club competition.
However, less than a week after that dreadful display, Janko was farmed out on loan to Barnsley for the season, though injuries restricted him to just seven Championship starts in 2016/17.
Nonetheless, Celtic can still expect to secure over £1 million for his signature this summer, The Scottish Sun add, with Bristol City the frontrunners. Not bad for a player who made just ten league appearances two years after signing on a free from Manchester United.
Robins boss Lee Johnson is in need of reinforcements at right-back after injury-prone Mark Little was released upon the expiry of his contract at the end of the season. And Janko, albeit in fleeting appearances, proved that he could be a solid addition in England’s second tier during his season with Barnsley.
HITC sources told us recently that Sheffield Wednesday and Reading were also in the race for Janko but it appears that Bristol City are edging closer to the finishing line.