Matt O'Riley would be Celtic's fifth January signing; the midfielder has impressed in English League One this season; the fee would be £1.5m; manager Ange Postecoglou said last week he was not planning any more additions
Thursday 20 January 2022 12:43, UK
Matt O'Riley is having a medical at Celtic ahead of a move from MK Dons.
Celtic have already made four signings in January and manager Ange Postecoglou said last week he was not planning to add any more players before the transfer window closes.
But it now appears the 21-year-old midfielder could become signing number five with negotiations about a fee of £1.5m said to be progressing well.
The midfielder is believed to be attracting interest from a number of clubs including Blackburn, Huddersfield, Anderlecht and Venezia.
Swansea boss Russell Martin also interested in signing the player but it's thought they are already out of the running.
He's scored seven goals with five assists so far this season and has impressed in English League One.
O'Reily, who was an England youth international, moved to MK Dons last January after rejecting a new three-year first-team deal at Fulham.
He is also eligible to play for both Denmark and Norway.
Celtic's victory over Hibernian followed by leaders Rangers' draw at Aberdeen has seen the gap between the sides cut to just four points at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
Postecoglou's side impressed at Parkhead as they brushed Shaun Maloney's Hibs team with two first-half goals.
Full-back Josip Juranovic was one of those on target and a total of three Parkhead players were named in the WhoScored.com Scottish Premiership team of the week.
Who will be on the move in January? The January transfer window closes at midnight on Monday January 31 in Scotland.
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