Who is Robert Gumny? Five facts about the right-back Celtic are reportedly ready to pay £4.3m for

Brendan Rodgers, manager of Celtic waves to fans during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and St Mirren at Celtic Park on January 23, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Gumny is the latest right-back to allegedly feature on Brendan Rodgers' Celtic radar.

Robert Gumny (Lech),  in action during Lech Poznan v FK Haugesund - UEFA Europa League 2017

Celtic are ready to pay €5 million (£4.3 million) to sign the Lech Poznan right-back, Robert Gumny, according to Gazeta Wyborcza.

But what should those of a Celtic persuasion know about the 20-year-old?


HITC Sport has the lowdown...


5) This is Gumny's second full season in top-flight football, having previously had a loan spell at Podbeskidzie Bielsko-Biala in Poland's second tier.

He began it injured, making the first of his six appearances at the end of October. Gumny grabbed his first goal and assist in his last outing, a 6-0 win against Zaglebie Sosnowiec.

4) Able to play further up the park - as well as on the opposite side of defence - Gumny is very much an attack-minded full-back. Speed and crossing are two of his main attributes. Although, unusually for a player in his position, he also loves a trick and boasts excellent vision.

Robert Gumny (POL), Jacob Rasmussen (DEN) during UEFA U21 Championship Qualifier match between Poland and Denmark on November 14, 2017 in Gdynia, Poland.

3) Gumny has yet to represent Poland's senior side, although he should be on the radar, having appeared seven times at under-21 level.

2) According to Gazeta Wyborcza, Gumny was only a step away from a €6.5 million (£5 million) transfer to Borussia Monchengladbach, before the Germans reconsidered (perhaps due to injury).

General view inside the stadium as Fortuna Duesseldorf fans show thier support during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Fortuna Duesseldorf at Borussia-Park on...

1) Gumny's fee appears to have dropped since then - although the fact he is still under contract until 2021 leaves Lech in a strong position to negotiate should  Celtic make an offer.

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