As quoted by the Daily Record, one-time Celtic target Timothy Castagne has revealed how close the Bhoys came to signing him in the January window.
The Hoops were looking for full-back options in the last market and Castagne from Atalanta looked to be a serious contender for that area of the pitch.
Not playing much for his club, it looked as though a move was on but a deal fell through and eventually he forced his way into the Italian club’s team before they qualified for the Champions League a few weeks ago.
He’s revealed how close he came to joining, though, by saying:
“In December I wasn’t starting any games and there was a £8 million move to Celtic on the table. It looked like I was leaving, but the club wanted £12 million and the deal collapsed.”
It seems safe to assume that he won’t be joining the club this summer now, as well, as with his side in the Champions League he is going to cost a lot more and it’ll be harder to persuade him to join – even if we are in the qualifiers for that competition.