CELTIC target Henry Onyekuru has been told to forget about a switch to Brendan Rodgers’ champions.
Christoph Henkel, chief executive of his Belgian team Eupen, rubbished the standard of Scottish football and thought the striker would be better off in Germany.
He said: “‘We know Celtic are interested, but Red Bull Leipzig are, as well. I don’t think the Scottish league is an option for Henry.
“Scotland is 23rd on the UEFA ranking and Belgium ninth. Our competition is, therefore, more rewarding.
“Besides, I think the qualities of Henry Onyekuru don’t correspond to Scottish football. He would be more likely to flourish in the Bundesliga.”
According to reports, the Hoops have had a £1million bid for the exciting Nigerian attacker turned down with the Belgians demanding three times that amount.
But Henkel now insists his 10-goal frontman is going nowhere until the end of the season.
He added: “We are only eight games from the end of the regular phase of the championship and only five points ahead of last place.
“We aren’t sure to stay in Division One. Therefore, we can’t be separated from such an attacking player as Henry Onyekuru before summer.”
Would be a right wee shame of they got relegated.