Celtic have been dealt a blow of their bid to carry Ladislav Almasi to Parkhead within the January switch window.
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That’s in keeping with Banik Ostrava sporting director Ludek Miklosko, who revealed in latest feedback cited by The Herald that, regardless of the centre-forward reported to be a long-term goal of Ange Postecoglou, the Fortuna Liga membership haven’t acquired any contact from the Premiership aspect relating to the 23-year-old.
Nonetheless, Miklosko did go on to assert that Slavia Prague have made contact with Banik Ostrava relating to a transfer for the Slovakia worldwide this month, though the title-hopefuls are but to observe up these preliminary talks with a concrete supply.
Concerning the way forward for Almasi, Miklosko stated: “To let you know the reality, I don’t know something about this curiosity from Scotland. I don’t suppose anybody contacted the membership immediately from the membership talked about, Celtic.
“I find out about there was some curiosity from Slavia Prague, however it quickly eased off. Aside from that, there was nothing concrete.
“We discussed his future with his agent and we both agreed it would be best for him to stay with us this season and get himself fully fit again. He has been unlucky with injuries, but we won’t cry about it. That’s football. I believe he will be back in a few weeks.”
Ange should transfer
Contemplating simply how thrilling a expertise Almasi very a lot seems to be, along with Giorgos Giakoumakis being closely linked with a transfer away from Parkhead within the coming weeks, the argument that Postecoglou merely should launch a transfer for the 23-year-old this winter is an especially straightforward one to make.
Certainly, following his transfer to Banik Ostrava in the summertime of 2021, the £700k-rated expertise was in lethal type over his 32 Fortuna Liga appearances in his debut marketing campaign with the membership, scoring 13 targets and offering three assists – serving to his new aspect safe an especially spectacular fifth-place end within the prime flight of Czech soccer final trip.
It has been the same story over the 6 foot 5 centre-forward’s seven league outings within the present marketing campaign, with Almasi having already hit the again of the online 5 occasions – averaging a aim each 115 minutes of soccer performed this season.
“A goal every 115 minutes for Banik Ostrava this season, he’s continuing the form that saw him bag eighteen last term. Slovakia rewarded the 23-year-old with a call-up to their team where he’s become a regular in their attack. Excellent aerial ability!”
As such, contemplating Almasi’s imposing bodily presence, his scientific nature within the remaining third and the very fact he’s nonetheless solely 23 years of age, it might certainly seem as if the ahead would make one thing of a dream inheritor to Giakoumakis in Postecoglou’s squad – main us to imagine that the Greek-Australian coach should do all he can to land the teenager this winter.