Poznan manager admits reported £6m Celtic target Robert Gumny could leave

Celtic fans greet the arrival of the Celtic FC team bus at Celtic Park ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Salzburg at Celtic Park on December 13, 2018 in...

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic reportedly want to sign £6million right-back Gumny from Lech Poznan.

Robert Gumny of Poland looks on during the 2019 UEFA U-21 Group A match between Spain and Poland at Renato Dall'Ara Stadium on June 22, 2019 in Bologna, Italy.

Lech Poznan coach Dariusz Zuraw has admitted that the club have prepared for life without Robert Gumny amid claims that Celtic are ready to pay £6 million for the right-back, while speaking to Glos Wielkopolski.

While there has been so much hand-wringing about Celtic’s lack of depth at left-back following the departure of fans’ favourite and academy graduate Kieran Tierney to Arsenal last week, Neil Lennon doesn’t exactly have a tonne of options for the opposite flank either.

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Hatem Abd Elhamed has made a bright start to life in Scotland but, behind him, Lennon has been reluctant to hand young Anthony Ralston a chance in the the starting XI.

 

No wonder Celtic are looking at alternatives with the Daily Mail (13 August, back page) claiming that the Scottish champions could make a £6 million move for 21-year-old Gumny.

The former Poland U19 star’s future has been up in the air for a while now and it seems that Lech Poznan have a plan in place should Celtic make an offer that is simply too good to refuse.

Robert Gumny (POL) during the International Friendly match between Poland v Serbia in Grodzisk Wielkopolski , Poland, on March 26, 2019.

“We have prepared for various variants and solutions if Robert were to leave us,” Zuraw said.

“From the very beginning of the transfer window, I knew that Robert was in a position where he could leave us immediately, later, or stay with us.”

Lightning quick and attack-minded, Gumny is certainly what Celtic want from a full-back and even a £6 million price-tag shouldn’t prove too prohibitive given that the Hoops have £25 million burning a hole in the back pocket following the sale of star man Tierney.

Thomas Rogne (Lech),Robert Gumny (Lech),Joel Valencia (Piast) during PKO Ekstraklasa Polish Football Extraleague soccer match between Legia Warsaw and Pogon Szczecin at Stadion Miejski in...

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