Report: Armstrong Okoflex can leave Celtic amid Italy interest
Armstrong Okoflex could be allowed to leave Celtic, with Tuttomercatoweb reporting that Serie A sides are planning to make a move for the forward this year.
Okoflex has enjoyed an interesting time at Parkhead. It appeared to be a coup when the Hoops signed the then-16-year-old in 2018.
However, he is yet to make his first-team debut for Neil Lennon’s side. And he appeared to hit out at the club on social media over his lack of game-time back in November (via The Scottish Sun).
His contract is set to expire at the end of the season (via club’s official website). And it would appear that it is looking increasingly unlikely that he is going to extend his stay.
Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb has claimed that he can leave Celtic. And there are clubs in Serie A planning to make a move, with both Torino and Bologna taking an interest in him last year.
TBR View: Okoflex clearly talented, but Celtic may not rue letting him leave
Youngsters do not find themselves on the books of both Arsenal and Celtic unless they are clearly incredibly talented.
But there seems to be question marks about his attitude. So Celtic fans may not be too disappointed if he does move on in the summer.
Of course, it may concern some that Serie A sides are taking notice. And Celtic will probably be aware that the right move for Okoflex could make the Bhoys look slightly foolish further down the line.
But with his first-team prospects currently looking bleak, it appears that a departure may be best for all parties.