Edouard Michut has been heavily linked with a move to Celtic recently and the PSG midfielder could be a top signing for Ange Postecoglou’s side.
Sky Sports reported earlier this week that the Hoops were trying to sign the 19-year-old in a £2m deal, as Postecoglou looks to bolster his midfield options ahead of the upcoming campaign.
In a recent interview with FootballFanCast, journalist Pete O’Rourke shared his thoughts on the potential transfer, saying:
“I don’t think it’s going to be an easy deal to do but maybe the chance of first-team football and playing in the Champions League is something that could lure Michut to Celtic Park. If they can get one of the top young talents from PSG I think it would be a big, big signing for Postecoglou going forward.”
Despite being a teenager, Michut has already made eight appearances for the first-team at PSG, so is clearly well thought of at the Parc des Princes.
He is contracted there until 2025 so, as O’Rourke suggests, it could be difficult to prise him away on a permanent deal this summer with the teenager previously dubbed an “important” player by Yohan Cabaye.
However, we have already seen Postecoglou work wonders with young foreign talents such as Jota and Liel Abada, so perhaps his track record of developing youngsters will work in Celtic’s favour as they aim to bring in Michut.
The midfielder is a regular for the France U19 side and if he could realise his obvious potential at Celtic Park, then he would surely be well worth the investment.
Postecoglou’s recruitment in his time at Celtic has so far been very good, so while Michut has very little experience of first-team football, you have to trust that the Australian-Greek manager has seen enough in the French teenager to know that he would be a worthwhile addition.