Celtic are looking to offload 2021 signing Osaze Urhoghide in the summer transfer window as they prepare for the new campaign.
Seeing little first-team action under Ange Postecoglou in 2021/22, the youngster made just one appearance for the Celtic, starring in a 3-2 victory over Real Betis in the Europa League last year.
Now, it looks as if the Dutchman may face an uncertain future at Parkhead following recent reports.
Oostende struggling to stump up funds to make loan spell permanent
Of course, the 21-year-old defender spent the second half of 2021/22 on loan at Jupiler Pro League side Oostende, making six appearances at the heart of the Belgian’s defence.
Oostende Chief Executive Gauthier Ganaye has expressed his desire to sign Urhoghide permanently, however, currently it is proving too financially costly to come to fruition.
In a recent interview, Ganaye stated:
“Urhoghide has proved to be an excellent addition, but the problem is he is still too expensive for us.
“But I hope we can work out a solution with Celtic, then I would be very happy because we really want to keep Osaze”.
Urhoghide exit from Celtic would make sense for both club and player
Unlikely to ever be good enough to be a regular starter at Celtic, it may make sense for both the club and the player to part ways this summer.
Urhoghide hasn’t been able to impress Ange Postecoglou over the last year, leading to an eventual loan move to the top tier of Belgian football. Still young and with room for development, he needs regular football if he is going to fully realize his potential as a player.
Moving forward, it would be wise for Celtic to move the player on to make way for another prodigy.