Report: Celtic and two clubs make enquiry for Rennes ace Niang
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Report: Celtic and two clubs make enquiry for Rennes ace Niang

Celtic are among a trio of clubs to make an enquiry over the availability of Mbaye Niang.

What’s the story?

According to Foot Mercato, the Bhoys, Nottingham Forest and Anderlecht have asked about the centre-forward.

However, they aren’t alone in the race to sign the Senegalese ace. Several Turkish clubs are also monitoring his situation.

It was announced previously by Bruno Genesio that Niang has been transfer-listed by the French side.

Celtic are in for a new centre-forward with the future of Odsonne Edouard up in the air. The latest news is claiming Brighton and Crystal Palace are in direct competition to sign the ace.

The 26-year-old ‘livewire’ spent last season on loan with Saudi Arabia outfit Al-Ahli, where he appeared just five times. As a matter of fact, his only goal came for Rennes in the first half of the campaign before his loan spell.

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Celtic need like-for-like replacement

Letting Edouard leave would be a devastating blow for the Glasgow giants.

However, should it become a reality, Celtic need to replace the 23-year-old with a like-for-like replacement amid an enquiry for Niang.

Edouard has been a talismanic figure for Celtic since his arrival in 2018. His goals have directly led the club to three consecutive domestic trebles in a staggering period of success.

Meanwhile, the France-born ace’s career has taken a sensational dip since he moved to AC Milan. His most recent spell in the Arabian Gulf is a hint at how much quality he actually possesses.

Edouard may leave this summer, but he needs to be sufficiently replaced if Celtic are to challenge Rangers next season.

Meanwhile, Celtic have been linked with a former Leeds United ace.

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