Celtic are interested in bringing Bulgaria international Martin Minchev to Parkhead this summer, with the Glasgow Evening Times reporting that the Cherno More frontman is on the Hoops’ radar.
Just four months ago, the Scottish Premiership champions snapped up one of Europe’s most promising, under-the-radar forwards. And it seems that Patryk Klimala, the £3 million Pole, could be joined in Glasgow by a 19-year-old who already has four caps to his name.
Minchev, a number nine who can also play on the left or the right, certainly has the makings of a typical Celtic signing.
He is young, promising and would arrive with substantial re-sale potential. That is the way Celtic operate these days; sign low and sell high.
Minchev, who made his debut for Cherno More during the 2016/17 season, is starting to find goals easier to come by with six to his name during the current campaign. He is perhaps at his most effective in a wider role, however, where he can put his blistering pace and impressive crossing ability to good use.
Recent claims from Bulgaria suggested that Minchev is valued at around £1.3 million – a fee that Celtic could make a huge profit in if the youngster was to take a leaf out of Odsonne Edouard or Moussa Dembele’s book in Glasgow.