CELTIC’S hopes of landing Tosin Adarabioyo have been scuppered with the defender agreeing a new deal at Manchester City.
The centre-back was poised to quit the Etihad giants for nothing at the end of his contract in just over a week’s time.
Parkhead scouts were alerted to the situation, but any thoughts of luring the 19-year-old Manchester-born ace to the champions were dashed when he signed a contract extension keeping him at City until 2021.
The England Under-19 international has made only four first team appearances in his two seasons at the club.
City would have been entitled to a huge compensation fee if he had signed for another English side.
However, the Hoops would have been required to only pay a development fee in the region of £500,000 – the same amount that took Moussa Dembele from Fulham last summer.
The treble-winners could now weigh up a possible loan deal at the club where they have had success with temporary transfers Paddy Roberts and Jason Denayer in the past.
Roberts looks likely to remain at City at least until the end of the transfer window, and Denayer’s future at City is equally uncertain after an unhappy loan period at Sunderland last season ended in relegation for the Black Cats.
Denayer was also apparently filmed being involved in some unsavoury scenes while back home in Belgium.
He enjoyed the best period of his career under Ronny Deila’s guidance at Celtic and the club have subsequently failed in two bids to bring him back to Parkhead.
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