ANGE POSTECOGLOU could be lining up a second swoop on Poland following his initial success in landing Josip Juranovic for a bargain £2.5million from Legia Warsaw in August 2021.
Celtic have been linked with lively striker Said Hamulic who has scored nine goals in 17 games for Polish minnows Stal Mielec.
The 22-year-old surprise packet, who was born in the Netherlands, was signed from Lithuanian outfit Dainava and his strikes have propelled the unfancied club to seventh place in the 18-team top flight.
BARGAIN BHOY…Josip Juranovic’s value at Celtic has soared since £2.5million arrival.
Hamulic, who also qualifies to represent Bosnia, could be up for grabs for the bargain fee of £2.2million.
Club president Jacek Klimek, speaking in a report in the Scottish Sun, admitted: “Our top scorer and best player, Said Hamulic, will probably leave us this winter.
“His transfer has not yet been agreed upon, but it will be difficult to keep him. He is already thinking about his next move.
“We negotiate every day with clubs and, just this week, we rejected an offer from a French club.
“We have a set price for him of around 2.5million Euros [£2.2m] and the offers we have received are not far away from that.
“Remember, we have to pay the club in Lithuania that we bought him from a sell-on fee of around 30 per cent, so our profits won’t be that big when we do sell him.”
FANS’ FAVOURITE…Artur Boruc was signed by Gordon Strachan from Legia Warsaw in the summer of 2005.
As well as Juranovic, the Hoops have found nuggets in Polish football and Gordon Strachan was quick to buy iconic keeper Artur Boruc from Legia Warsaw when he took over as Parkhead boss in June 2005.
Billy McNeill also brought in Jacki Dziekanowski from the same team in July 1989 for £650,000. He looked the answer to the attack leader problem, but fell off the pace and was sold to Bristol City two and a half years later.
The club legend also signed Polish international left-back Dariusz Wdowczyk for the Warsaw outfit four months later. Both players cost the Hoops a mere £1.2million.