Celtic’s striker hopes are revived as Henry deal hits the rocks

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Thomas Henry’s move from OH Leuven to Gent has stalled leaving the door open for a deal with Celtic.

Kyogo Furuhashi has made a stunning start to his Celtic career but behind him there are a number of question marks.

Odsonne Edouard is in the final year of his contract, Albian Ajeti has had minimal game time with Leigh Griffiths restricted to just 35 minutes of play in a pre-season friendly against West Ham.

Henry’s career wasn’t anything to write home about but 24 goals in 36 league matches for Leuven has alerted other clubs to what appears to be a proven striking talent.

Earier this week a move to Gent seemed to be almost done and dusted but a dispute about paying the fee has left the door open, picking up on developments, The Sun reports:

The move is on the rocks over a disagreement between the two clubs over the payment plan for the 26-year-old, with OHL demanding the fee is paid in one instalment and Gent wanting to pay it up in stages.

Now Gent have reportedly turned their attention to Serbian striker Darko Lemajic, who plays in Latvia for FK RKS and had scored eight goals in just six matches already this season.

FK RFS sporting director Maris Verpakovskis said: “There is serious foreign interest for Darko and we are already in negotiations with a big club.”

With 12 days left in the transfer window activity is expected to intensify, earlier this summer Gent signed Vakoun Bayo from Celtic.

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