Scottish Premiership giants Celtic are reportedly battling Premier League Burnley and Huddersfield Town for Rapid Vienna left-back Boli Mbombo.
Rapid Vienna’s sporting director Zoran Barisic believes it is only a matter of time before the Austrian outfit receive bids for in-demand left-back Boli Mbombo with Celtic, Huddersfield Town and Burnley all linked so far, as reported by The Sun.
The cousin of Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is expected to be plying his trade in a much more high-profile league next season with a number of British clubs interested in signing the 23-year-old left-back.
The Mail claims that Celtic are interested and the Scottish Premiership champions would have to pay £3 million for a player who could potentially replace Kieran Tierney, or at least provide some much-needed competition for the academy graduate.
Burnley and Huddersfield are keen too, according to The Sun.
And Barisic is expecting the offers to roll in sooner rather than later.
“There have been enquiries for Boli but no offers so far. But we know there will be concrete offers soon,” he said, according to the Scottish Sun.
At £3 million, Mbombo represents a risk for Celtic, especially with many of their recent signings struggling to make an impression in Glasgow. But, on paper, the jet-heeled youngster represents a better option at left-back than the departing veteran Emilio Izaguirre.
If he joins Burnley instead, he will be expected to replace the recently-released Stephen Ward while a move to Huddersfield would see Mbombo take Chris Lowe’s place after the German moved to Dynamo Dresden.