Report: Brighton join Celtic and Rangers in pursuit of Adrian Grbic
Sky Sports have claimed that Premier League side Brighton have joined Celtic and Rangers in pursuit of Clermont Foot striker Adrian Grbic, with his side missing out on promotion after the French government chose to stop football until September.
Grbic, 23, has been on fire for Clermont this season. He has netted 17 goals in 26 Ligue 2 outings, and was on the verge of a call-up to Austria’s national squad ahead of Euro 2020 – despite failing to win a senior cap.
His future is now up in the air after the French government ended football until September 2020, meaning promotion and champions have been decided. Clermont finished in fifth, but were only four points behind leaders Lorient.
Given the failure to gain promotion, Grbic could leave after missing out on playing in Ligue 1. Celtic and Rangers are both keeping tabs on the goal machine, who has a contract until 2022 – but Brighton have also become interested.
TBR’s view – Rangers need Grbic a lot more than Celtic
Celtic have plenty of options up front after luring Patryk Klimala to the club. The Pole joined Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Bayo as options up top – though the latter has struggled at Celtic Park since his move to the club.
Rangers, meanwhile, could lose Alfredo Morelos this summer while Jermain Defoe is 37 years of age. Steven Gerrard needs to sign a striker this summer and Grbic could be the man he goes after in the coming months.