italian media report Celtic told “here’s your price” for defender

As the Eddie Howe saga seems to be coming to a head in the next week or so, Celtic have been told that if they want defensive target Mario Vuskovic, they must pay the six million Euro price tag slapped on his head.

Celtic, along with Torino have expressed a serious interest in the Hadjuk Split defender but so far, only Torina have placed a bid on the table of four million Euro’s which was promptly knocked back by the Croation club.

Italian news outlet TuttomercatoWeb have since reported that if any club wish to obtain the services of the highly rated Croat, they must pay the six millions Euro’s asking price (£5.2m) and must allow a sell on clause to be attached to any future deal.

Vuskovic has made over fifty appearances for Hadjuk but has so far failed to win any silverware with the club. However, he has cemented his place in the Croatian u21 side where he recently starred in a 2-2 draw against Scotland u21’s.

It remains to be seen whether or not Celtic will match the price quoted by Hadjuk or even be able to afford such a move due to the global pandemic, but with a massive clearout expected in the summer, there could be significant funds be made available to the new manager as long as any fee’s collated is invested straight into the team and not the balance sheet.

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