Turkish newspaper Fanatik have claimed that Celtic are battling SuperLig giants Besiktas and Galatasaray for Bosnian centre-back Sinisa Sanicanin ahead of the summer window – with the two Turkish sides having failed to get him in January.
Sanicanin, 25, has surpassed 100 appearances for current side Vojvodina this season – becoming somewhat of a goalscoring defender during 2020-21, which might have thrown his name onto the shortlists of some bigger clubs.
The centre-back has netted three goals in 14 league games and he was targeted by both Besiktas and Gala in the January window – but they failed to agree a move. They remain interested, but face competition from Celtic.
The Hoops could be after a centre-back with Shane Duffy set to return to Brighton and Kris Ajer being linked with a move. TekDeeps claim he is worth a bargain £1.3million but should his form improve, that value might be increased by the summer.
TBR’s view – Sanicanin could be the answer
Celtic need defenders come the summer. If Ajer and Duffy leave, they will be left with just Christopher Jullien as a recognised first-team centre-back. Stephen Welsh is a rookie but is improving, while Nir Bitton is naturally a midfielder.
They need defenders and at such a bargain figure of £1.3million, Sanicanin would be a good addition. Tall, strong, quick and an international player, Sanicanin might prove to be an Eastern European bargain – something which Celtic are renowned for.