Every Celtic-linked player as Angel Postecoglou prepares for the hectic January transfer window


By all accounts, it’s shaping up to be a pretty busy transfer window at Celtic.

Ange Postecoglou has indicated that he will not be taking any respite during the winter break, which suggests the manager will have a lot on his agenda in the coming weeks.

He has been open about his need for more signings and as such Celtic have been linked with a plethora of options over the past few weeks and months.

Ranking some under confirmed targets while others may go very well under the rumor category, as it does every time signing season arrives.

Right here, Sport record brings together all players whose names have been verified against the January window.

Daizen Maeda

Electric striker Yokohama F. Marinos has been a confirmed target for some time and there were rumors earlier this week that he had already arrived in London for a medical exam.

That would put Maeda in pole position to be one of the early arrivals once the window opens and her lone Celtic fan is certainly excited.

The 24-year-old has a devastating pace and keen sense of goal – scoring 23 times in 36 J-League appearances this season.

Réo Hatate

The bad news over David Turnbull’s injuries makes securing a deal for Hatate all the more important in the weeks to come.

Turnbull is expected to miss around two months of action, but the 24-year-old Kawasaki Frontale could fill that void. It has been reported in Japan that an agreement has been reached between the two clubs.

Hatate would bring invaluable versatility to the Celtic team, while also fitting in perfectly with Postecoglou’s plan for the number 8 position.

Yosuke Ideguchi

Third of three potential J-League arrivals, Ideguchi would once again bring extra depth to the middle of the park.

The Gamba Osaka star would likely be competing or rotating with Callum McGregor, Nir Bitton and James McCarthy at the base of the midfield.

Like Hatate and Maeda, it has been claimed that a transfer is already well underway.

Jeando Fuchs

The impressive Cameroon international has made a name for himself at Dundee United, with manager Tam Courts calling him a “top player”.






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Fuchs claimed earlier this month that Celtic and Rangers were among a multitude of clubs to inquire with his agent about his future plans.

The midfielder is out of contract at Tannadice this summer and is free to negotiate a pre-contract with other clubs.

Fernando Henrique

Another defensive midfielder, Gremio, is reportedly keen to get rid of the Brazil youth international in a bid to slash his salary budget after relegation.

South American media claim Celtic has made an “approach” for the 20-year-old.

Danny Mandroui

One of the shining lights of the League of Ireland, Postecoglou is fond of the Shamrock Rovers talisman.

A creative talent, Mandroui has scored 15 times this season, including seven in his last eight appearances.

But as we revealed in November, Irish sources believe this one is unlikely to happen in January.

Albert Gudmundsson

The AZ Alkmaar winger’s expiring contract means he will be available for free this summer and it has reportedly caught Celtic’s attention.






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The Daily Telegraph reports that they and the Rangers could try to tempt the Icelandic international in Glasgow.

Johnny kenny

Another young Irish talent, Celtic and Hibs have shown interest in the teenager from the Sligo Rovers.

Kenny was in Scotland earlier this month and got the VIP treatment at Easter Road for his 1-0 win over Dundee.

He would likely fit into Celtic’s B squad for the time being if a move were to materialize.

Callus styles

Injuries have left Postecoglou short at left-back on occasion this season, so it stands to reason that he may want to add other options.

Reports from England suggest Celtic have “checked” defender Barnsley Styles.

He’s been a regular with the Tykes this season.


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