Celtic are reportedly one of the clubs interested in securing a deal for Bristol City winger Niclas Eliasson. Some news courtesy of Bristol Live might have handed them a bonus ahead of a summer swoop.
Back in January the Daily Record claimed that Celtic were trying to land the player who cost the Robins £1.8 million.
Now it has emerged that the Swedish performer will leave Bristol City if they fail to win promotion to the Premier League.
With the player out of contract at Ashton Gate that could hand the Hoops a massive boost in their quest to sign the player.
Eliasson isn’t prepared to sign a new long-term contract with the Championship club, although the Robins have taken up their option to keep him until the end of next season.
If Premier League football isn’t on Bristol City’s agenda for the 2020/21 campaign, Eliasson will seek pastures new, however.
Eliasson would be able to walk away from the club at the end of next season and cashing in during the summer could be an option.
Celtic could then get their man and bolster their wide options.
Eliasson has registered 13 assists in all competitions for Bristol City this season and interest comes as little surprise.
The former Sweden under-21 international can play on either flank and that would make him a useful addition to Neil Lennon’s team.
At 24 there is plenty more to come from him and he would surely be a hit in Scotland.
Celtic added Patryk Klimala and Ismaila Soro to their ranks last month but Lennon will surely revisit the market in the summer.
Eliasson is likely to remain on his radar and given his contract situation, he will more than likely be affordable to Celtic.