'Damn': Celtic fans react as Adrien Trebel talks failed Hoops move

A general view as Celtic fans display a team banner during  the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic were in advanced talks to sign Anderlecht midfielder Adrien Trebel but would not pay the £9million price-tag.

Adrien Trebel pictured during the Jupiler Pro League match between RSC Anderlecht and Royal Excel Mouscron at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on August 17, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

Brendan Rodgers made no secret of his frustration about Celtic’s lack of transfer window activity.

The Hoops paid a club-record £9 million to sign Odsonne Edouard from PSG on a permanent basis, but the free-agent additions of Emilio Izaguirre, Youssouf Mulumbu and Scott Bain hardly smacked of ambition.

Speaking to the Scottish Sun in October, Rodgers admitted that Celtic were guilty of standing still during the summer, with the likes of John McGinn and Italian right-back Cristiano Piccini slipping through their grasp.

Now, speaking to HLN, Anderlecht midfielder Adrien Trebel has admitted that he also missed out on a move to Glasgow because Celtic refused to meet his £9 million price-tag.

Adrien Trebel midfielder of Anderlecht pictured during the Jupiler Pro League match between Waasland-Beveren and RSC Anderelcht. At Freethiel Stadium. On November 04, 2018 in Beveren,...

“I was in advanced talks with but nobody wanted to pay the asking price,” said the combative 27-year-old midfielder, who also described Celtic as a ‘beautiful club’.

“I made peace with that.”

Reacting on Twitter, it seems that a number of Celtic fans are not surprised to learn this information. Rodgers is not the only one frustrated by the club’s apparent refusal to pay the big money to bring talented players to Parkhead.

If Celtic really want to maintain their dominance of Scottish football and push on in Europe, signing the likes of Trebel would be a step in the right direction.

Adrien Trebel looks dejected during the Jupiler Pro League match day 5 between Club Brugge and Rsc Anderlecht on August 26, 2018 in Brugge, Belgium.

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