Celtic: Fresh twist emerges on Urhoghide

Osaze Urhoghide could now return to Parkhead at the end of the current campaign.

What’s the talk?

In a recent interview with Belgian media outlet HLN, KV Oostende sporting director Gauthier Ganaye revealed that despite the Jupiler Pro League side having the option to buy the defender on loan, he may not be able to pay the cost of 21 years. -man, something that could very well see Urhoghide return to Celtic Park this summer.

Speaking about the possibility of signing the versatile centre-back, Ganaye said: “We also want to finalize Urhoghide’s lease, although [his] the price tag is higher. But we want to find a solution. It’s a kind of theatre: explosive, aggressive and forward-thinking.”

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The followers will be buzzing

Considering the potential that Urhoghide clearly possesses, the news that Oostende could find it difficult to complete the youngster’s signing this summer has surely left the Parkhead faithful buzzing.

Indeed, the decision to include a purchase option in the defender’s loan deal seemed odd at first, as Celtic supporters made it abundantly clear in a poll taken on Football FanCast that they felt it was a mistake for the club to do so. .

It’s not hard to understand why they hold this belief, as the £450,000-rated star has already shown in his seven Jupiler Pro League starts that he is an exceptionally talented player, having helped his team keep two goals so far. to shutouts, as well as averaging 2.9 interceptions, the most of any player in the league, 2.1 tackles, 1.7 clearances and winning 5.3 duels, with a 54% success rate, per match.

Furthermore, Ange Postecoglou was also clearly excited at the prospect of working with the former Sheffield Wednesday talent upon his arrival at Celtic last summer, stating of the 21-year-old:

“He is just starting his football career, but he shows all the attributes on and off the pitch to want to become a top player, so it’s great to have him here. He can play a couple of positions at the back and most importantly he is very keen to learn and develop and I think this will be a great environment for him.

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“He is a modern defender. He’s good athletically, he’s mobile, he’s fast and he wants to take the ball. He can play a couple of different positions, and from our perspective, and the way we want to play our football, there are certain things that I look for in players, regardless of their age, and he has some really good attributes to be a great player. advocate. ”

As such, the news that the £7k-a-week Urhoghide could return to Glasgow this summer is certainly welcome news for everyone involved with the Hoops, as it’s clear that the young man Ben Gotting dubbed a “monster” could well have an extremely successful career at Parkhead.

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