Celtic and QPR are reportedly set to miss out on Adam Maher

Bolton manager Neil Lennon during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Bolton Wanderers at The Amex Stadium on February 13, 2016 in Brighton, England.

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic reportedly want Adam Maher, as do Championship duo Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers.

Adam Maher of AZ Alkmaar during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between AZ Alkmaar v PSV at the AFAS Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Alkmaar Netherlands

The likes of Celtic and Queens Park Rangers look set to miss out on Adam Maher with Utrecht in pole position to land the Dutch midfielder on a free transfer, according to De Telegraaf.

The 25-year-old finds himself without a club after rejecting the chance to extend his contract at AZ Alkmaar at the end of the season and De Telegraaf reported over the weekend that Celtic, QPR and Blackburn Rovers were all hoping to snap him up for absolutely nothing.

 

A five-time Netherlands international who made his Oranje debut under Louis Van Gaal in 2012, Maher won two Eredivisie titles with PSV Eindhoven after making his name in Dutch football during an initial spell at AZ.

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He returned to the Alkmaar outfit last year and produced four assists in 21 Eredivisie starts. But reports out of Holland this morning are suggesting that Maher will ignore interest from Celtic and co in order to join Utrecht instead.

(L-R) Adam Maher of AZ Alkmaar, Luuk de Jong of PSV during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between AZ Alkmaar v PSV at the AFAS Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Alkmaar Netherlands

This is largely because John Van den Brom, who helped Maher get his career back on track last season at AZ, has already been announced as the new coach of Utrecht, replacing veteran Dick Advocaat.

AZ coach John van den Brom during the Dutch Eredivisie match between sbv Excelsior Rotterdam and AZ Alkmaar at Van Donge & De Roo stadium on May 15, 2019 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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