Bhoys made to wait for Polish target

Celtic
New Celtic defender Hatem Abd Elhamed believes he has found the perfect fit after agreeing his Parkhead switch.

Lech Poznan boss Dariusz Zuraw does not expect reported Celtic target Robert Gumny to leave the club until after this weekend.

The Bhoys have been tipped to launch a £6million bid for the 21-year-old right-back, although that move has been thrown into doubt following their failure to qualify for the Champions League group stage.

Zuraw is certainly not sure what the future holds for Gumny, although the 46-year-old does expect the full-back to still be a Poznan player when they take on Arka Gdynia in the Ekstraklasa on Saturday.

“From the very beginning of the transfer window, I knew that Robert was in a position where he could leave us immediately, later, or stay with us,” Zuraw told Polish outlet Glos Wielkopolski.

“We have prepared for various variants and solutions if Robert were to leave us. As far as I know, he will be with us for the next match against Arka. I’m not looking far into the future.

“Until I have specific information that Robert will not be with us, I take everyone into account (for selection).”

Celtic have been in the market for a new right-back following the departure of Mikael Lustig at the end of last season, with centre-back Kristoffer Ajer having been utilised in the position over recent weeks.

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