Celtic have been handed a boost in their bid to bring Hannes Wolf to Parkhead in the January transfer window.
That’s according to a report by German publication BILD (via 67hailhail), who claim that Borussia Monchengladbach are more than willing to cut all ties with the attacking midfielder in the winter market, as the 22-year-old “no longer has any prospects” at the Bundesliga side.
This will come as a major boost to Celtic, who, according to the same publication, have been keeping a very close eye on the situation of the Austria international ahead of a potential move in the January transfer window.
While it is true that Wolf has not enjoyed the best of seasons since his £8.55m move to Gladbach this summer, with the midfielder making just seven appearances in the Bundesliga – only two of which have come as starts – it is undeniable that the 22-year-old would nevertheless make a fantastic addition to Ange Postecoglou’s current options in attack.
Indeed, over his 22 Austrian Bundesliga outings for Red Bull Salzburg back in 2018/19, the £12.5m-rated forward scored eight goals, provided seven assists and created four big chances for his teammates, as well as making an average of 1.1 key passes and taking 1.9 shots per game.
These returns saw the player who has previously been described as the next Christian Eriksen earn a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 6.92 – playing a huge role in helping his side win the Bundesliga title that season.
Furthermore, with Wolf also boasting the ability to play on either wing, the signing of the 22-year-old this winter would undoubtedly help to ease Celtic’s loss of Jota, who is currently sidelined due to a hamstring injury.
As such, it would indeed appear highly advisable for Postecoglou and his transfer team to do all they can to secure a deal for Wolf next month, as the arrival of a forward as talented as the Gladbach player would very much appear to increase the Bhoys’ chances of going on to reclaim their Premiership crown come next May.