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Anderlecht Midfielder Adrien Trebel Confirms He Was in ‘Advanced Talks’ with Celtic

Anderlecht Midfielder Adrien Trebel Confirms He Was in ‘Advanced Talks’ with Celtic

Anderlecht playmaker Adrien Trebel has confirmed he came close to a move to Celtic in the summer, after admitting to advanced talks with Brendan Rodgers‘ side.

The former France Under-20 international, now 27, was apparently a man in demand during the close season, with the Hoops just one of a number of clubs looking to prise him away from the Belgian side.

Trebel played at Celtic Park in the Champions League last season, and when asked by Belgian newspaper HLN about interest from Celtic, Hertha Berlin and Porto, via the Daily Record, he explained: “I even had a personal agreement with Porto, I was also well advanced with the other teams you mentioned, but nobody wanted to pay the asking price.

“I’m at peace with it.”

Given Celtic sold Stuart Armstrong back in June, it seems Trebel would’ve been the closest thing to a replacement for the Scotland international, but the deal just couldn’t be concluded.

According to various tabloid reports, Celtic weren’t willing to meet the £10million price-tag around Trebel’s neck, but should they have pushed the boat out for the former Standard Liege and Nantes player?

And where would he have fit into Rodgers’ system?

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