Reports in Russia have claimed that Rubin Kazan attempted to sell 28-cap international winger Sead Haksabanovic to Celtic in the summer.
The 23-year-old wide player started his career in Sweden before moving to the UK, joining English Premier League side West Ham United.
Spending three years in England, Haksabanovic made just two appearances for the club’s first team before being loaned out.
Loan spells in Spain and Sweden allowed the winger to rebuild his career before returning permanently to his native country with IFK Norrköping.
Haksabanovic didn’t spend long in Sweden on his second spell, joining Russian side Rubin Kazan a year later and signing a five-year contract with the club.
However, his career was once again disrupted as the Montenegrin internationalist had his contract suspended by FIFA due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine earlier this year.
The former West Ham youngster has since returned to Sweden on a short-term basis, where he spent six months on loan at Djurgardens IF.
With Rubin Kazan now looking to offload Hakshabanovic on a permanent basis, reports from Russian outlet Sport-Express have claimed the player was offered to Celtic in the summer.
However, the Hoops ‘dropped’ the idea of signing the Rubin Kazan player.
Celtic have a recent working transfer relationship with Rubin Kazan, having signed centre-back Carl Starfelt from the Russian side last summer.
But, if the reports are to be believed, it doesn’t look like the two sides will be doing more business in the transfer market anytime soon.
After moving to Russia last summer in a €6.5m move, there clearly seems to be a talented player available for purchase.
Another attacking player has also been on Ange Postecoglou’s schedule this summer as he continues to build his squad for the upcoming season.
With the current circumstances and difficulties with buying Russian players, it seems like a good call from the club to avoid this decision.
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