The prospects of Andraz Sporar joining Celtic appears to be lengthening with Sporting Lisbon showing serious interest in the striker.
Before Christmas Ivan Kromtrik claimed that Celtic had been the most aggressive side to contact Slovan Bratislava about their star asset but a fortnight later he seems no closer to moving to Scotland.
Sporar, still a member of the Slavs from Bratislava, was just outside Celtic’s door, but it seems to have turned. Another serious asset for the Slovenian striker is Sporting from Lisbon. The compensation is estimated at seven million euros.
While seven million euros is a significant fee it is within Celtic’s range with more than that paid for Chris Jullien and Odsonne Edouard in the last few seasons.
With just a two-point advantage at the top of the SPFL Premiership table going that extra mile, or two million euros, could go a long way to securing the title and a potential Champions League place.
Since the moment in December 2018 that it was announced that Leigh Griffiths was taking a break from football Celtic have required an additional striker to compete with Edouard.
Last January they paid £2m for Vakoun Bayo but after two SPFL Premiership goals in a year it appears that that project has failed.