Glasgow Rangers and Celtic have reportedly been handed a boost in their hopes of bringing Adrian Grbic to either Ibrox or Parkhead this summer.
The Clermont Foot striker was among the top scorers in Ligue 2 this season – 17 goals from 26 games – prior to its cancellation due to the global health crisis.
According to Sky Sports, Steven Gerrard’s Rangers and Neil Lennon’s Celtic are both keen on the 23-year-old, as are English Premier League side Brighton.
Now, French outlet L’Equipe claims that Grbic has been the subject of a bid from Brest, but the offer has been rejected.
The report also suggests that Brest have “no illusions” about their hopes of signing the Austrian striker, given his exploits this season and how he’s likely to be highly sought after – thus raising his price tag.
Indeed, Clermont Foot president Ahmet Schaefer recently told France Bleu that a host of clubs – including in the Premier League and the Bundesliga – want to sign him for money the likes of which he has “never seen” before.
Grbic has shown he’s a cut above in the French second tier and it’s little surprise that numerous top-flight clubs across Europe are said to be after him.
With both Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard and Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos being linked with clubs outside of Scotland, both Glasgow sides will likely be keeping their eyes open for potential replacements.
Grbic’s age, height – 6ft 2in – and obviously his numbers this past season make him a very appealing target and with Brest now seemingly out of the running, Celtic and Rangers will surely fancy their chances.