Why Celtic must revive their interest in 27-year-old midfielder for who €8m bids were rejected

Why Celtic should go all out to sign Adrien Trebel in January

Scottish champions Celtic were interested in signing RSC Anderlecht midfielder Adrien Trebel during the summer transfer window, according to Het Laatste Nieuws.

Trebel, 27, has been struggling with an abdominal muscle injury for the past couple of weeks, but he has still played every minute of the club’s league campaign so far this term, scoring a goal and supplying two assists for Anderlecht.

Alongside Celtic, the likes of FC Porto and Hertha Berlin were interested in the 27-year-old, with bids of €8million being rejected by Anderlecht, adds the report.

Anderlecht had no intention of losing Trebel, who is one of their key players, and while Celtic failed to sign the 27-year-old during the summer transfer window, should they reignite their interest in January?

No second thoughts about it! Celtic endured a highly frustrating transfer window as manager Brendan Rodgers was unable to sign a host of his targets, with just six signings made in the summer.

As far as Trebel is concerned, he would be a solid addition to the Hoops’ ranks, but Celtic have to be wary of the player’s injury problems.

The midfielder has been struggling with an abdominal muscle problem for two weeks and started Anderlecht’s previous fixture after taking an injection before kick-off. He wasn’t 100% fit to play but his determination and attitude to succeed saw him complete the game.

Such players who are willing to put in their heart and soul for the team will always be welcome with open arms by Rodgers. Trebel has been with Anderlecht since January 2017 and has been a key player ever since, with the 27-year-old even featuring against Celtic in the Champions League group stage last season.

A tenacious and committed midfielder, Trebel would certainly solidify Celtic’s midfield. Trebel will add experience and the know-how of how to deal with certain testing situations.

He is capable of sitting in front of the backline and dictating the tempo of the game with crisp passing and astute understanding of the game.

Celtic skipper Scott Brown will enter the twilight of his career and Trebel could be the ideal player to replace the director general of the Bhoys’ midfield. Trebel’s relentless running and work rate make him an enticing option to have in the midfield.

The former Nantes man is a player who is superb in picking up the ball from deep areas and driving forward before finding one of his teammates.

Read more: 12 goals, 7 assists – Rodgers’ decision to reject £14m European interest in Celtic star might reap rich rewards

Certainly, Trebel could be the right man for Rodgers to have in the middle of the park, where the player can be relied upon to essay various roles when required. Hence, the Anderlecht man would be a solid buy for Celtic in January.

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Written by Rohan Sengupta

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