CELTIC have been linked with a third raid on Manchester City in three seasons.
Centre-half Tosin Adarabioyo is out of contract in June and has been stalling on a new deal with Pep Guardiola’s team.
The 19-year-old English-born defender, who qualifies to play for Nigeria, has made only three first team appearances this season.
Indications are that he is growing frustrated at the lack of game time at the English giants.
Adarabioyo’s reluctance to commit himself at the Etihad outfit has sparked interest across Europe with the ambitious Scottish champions are keeping an eye on the situation.
The Hoops, of course, have done business with City in the recent past with Belgian defender Jason Denayer agreeing a one-season deal in August 2015. Denayer enjoyed his best spell in the game playing for Celtic but despite efforts to bring him back to the club, the latest last summer, the player has chosen further loan spells elsewhere and his career seems to have stalled.
Celtic also signed Dedryck Boyata from Manchester City and the Belgian defender has come into his own under Brendan Rodgers after a difficult first season at the club. Boyata is likely to start against Sevco Rangers this afternoon.
Exciting winger Patrick Roberts, who has become a fans’ favourite at Parkhead, is coming to the end of his 18-month agreement but is in no rush to end his time at Celtic. Indeed he tops Brendan Rodgers’ shopping list for the summer window. Roberts will return to City after the Scottish Cup Final to ascertain City’s plans for him. If he doesn’t like what he hears he could be the subject of the biggest bid from Celtic for a player since Martin O’Neill was the manager.
French giants Paris Saint-Germain, Everton and Bundesliga surprise packets RB Leipzig are also reported to be monitoring developments with Adarabioyo.