Arsenal linked with last minute move for Celtic midfielder

All Arsenal fans know that there is usually a late flurry of activity in the summer transfer window and there are always bargains to be had if you keep your eye on the ball.

So today, according to ESPN, we are linked with a move for the London-born midfielder Matt O’Riley who only joined Celtic in January, but is believed to be monitored by a host of top clubs including Arsenal.

The 21 year-ols started his career as a youth player with Fulham, who we are set to face on Saturday, and then played for Milton Keynes Dons, scoring an impressive 10 goals from midfield in 46 appearances, before being snapped up at a reported £1,500,000 fee by Celtic in January.

The ESPN report notes that Celtic may be open to making a big profit on the youngster after just six months in Glasgow. “Celtic have no interest in losing the 21-year-old, sources said, but a bid in the region of £15m-£20m could be tempting in this window, though it is expected his value will increase this year if he continues his impressive run.”

Although he was born in West London and has a very Irish name, O’Riley bizarrely plays for the Danish national U21 side, through his mother’s birthrights, but is also eligible for Norway and England.

I imagine most Arsenal fans won’t have heard of O’Riley, but it sounds like a lot of clubs have been interested, so maybe he would be worth a punt? He is certainly the right age for Arteta’s project….


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  1. Don’t know anything about this kid but the gaffer got eye for raw talents.

    So Ten Hogs has taken a leaf out of the gaffer book by showing their Talisman man the door and winning massively.

    This is not an accident Man u has been looking at Arsenal blue print for some time

  2. Just love all this just when Celtic get a great looking squad every one wants our players but let this be known starting bids for Matt will start from £35m plus 30% sell on long gone are the days Celtic going sell cheap on any player that we buy in nowadays…

    Get real with the bids so Celtic could consider the bid and only if the player and Celtic want to do a deal then maybe it could happen but first Celtic would need to bring in a replacement before any move out of any Celtic player…

    1. lol but if Celtic comes for a player you’d expect them cheap right piss off you hypocrite.

  3. Having seen him on numerous occasions for Celtic, he is not a player who would improve our squad.Good left foot and technically competent, he looks good, without excelling, in what is a League which is bereft of real quality.The real test for him and other “old firm” players will come in the Champions League matches, where Celtic and Rangers are unlikely to advance beyond the group stages.

  4. No question of recruting young promising player.Recrute by investing on experienced international goal scorer to aim at winning title.

  5. Please Tielesman and Pedro Neto are the Men we need at Arsenal at the moment not the Celtic Man, Edu and Mikel should please act fast.

  6. Celtic are in the Champions League and Arsenal are not. Celtic do not have to sell and Ange Postecoglou has an eye for a player and has given Matt Riley an opportunity to play on the biggest stage. It will be interesting to see how Celtic (and Riley) fares under Ange.

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