Bristol City are bracing themselves for interest in Niclas Eliasson during the final days of the January transfer window, but Bristol Live reports that he is unlikely to go anywhere this month – in news that may be of interest to Celtic.
The Sunday Mail reported last week that the Hoops are one of the clubs interested in signing Eliasson. The £1.8 million signing has contributed a remarkable 10 assists in 24 Championship games this season.
His statistics are all the more incredible given that he has started just 11 times in the league. He has also scored three goals.
The Record adds that Celtic have been joined by Lazio and Villarreal in the running for Eliasson. However, it appears that they may all be set for disappointment – this time around, anyway.
According to Bristol Live, the 24-year-old is expected to stay at Ashton Gate for the rest of the season.
Of course, the Robins may have a figure in mind that they would accept this month. But with time running out in the window, it would surely take an eye-watering amount to get a deal done.
Lee Johnson’s men are right in the promotion mix. They sit eighth in the Championship, and actually only find themselves eight points off the top two.
So it is no surprise that City do not want to sell Eliasson this month.
But it would also not be a surprise if the likes of Celtic keep Eliasson on their radar.
Should his current club fail to secure promotion, the Bhoys may be hoping that they have more luck should they pursue the Swede in the summer.
A January move is reportedly unlikely, but that certainly does not mean that the Scottish Premiership side should cross his name off their list of targets.