Wolves are battling with Celtic for the signature of Bodo/Glimt goalkeeper Nikita Haikin, who could possibly be accessible for half one million kilos, in line with a report.
Haikin was an everyday starter for Bodo/Glimt throughout their journey to the quarter-finals of the Europa Convention League this 12 months. He featured within the first leg of their knockout play-off win over Celtic, who’ve now turn out to be admirers.
However the 26-year-old may find yourself within the Premier League as a substitute. He’s additionally attracting Wolves, regardless of their addition of a brand new primary within the form of Jose Sa final summer time.
That is all according to Football Insider, who consider the asking value for Haikin in the summertime will likely be within the area of £500,000. That might put some cash in Bodo/Glimt’s pockets six months forward of the tip of his contract in December.
If Wolves are to win the race, it could signify a long-awaited alternative within the Premier League for the Israel-born shot-stopper. Haikin was beforehand within the academies of Chelsea, Portsmouth and Studying.
He by no means featured at senior stage and has since constructed up his skilled profession elsewhere. Present employers Bodo/Glimt are the membership he has represented most, with 81 appearances in all competitions.
Amassing European expertise inside that spell, Haikin may now be able to show himself on British shores. It stays to be seen whether or not he would find yourself north or south of the border.
With Celtic, he can be becoming a member of a membership hoping to have turn out to be Scottish champions once more. Wolves, in the meantime, are nonetheless in with a shout of qualifying for Europe through the English Premier League.
Haikin to turn out to be backup keeper at both membership?
At both membership, although, Haikin would most likely should accept a backup function. Sa has finished properly since his summer time transfer to Molineux, whereas Joe Hart has additionally obtained his profession again on observe since changing into Celtic primary in 2021.
Each golf equipment may transfer on their second-choice shot-stoppers, although. John Ruddy will likely be out of contract with Wolves, whereas Celtic may promote Vasilis Barkas.
And at an inexpensive value of simply six figures, Haikin could possibly be price investing in as he approaches his prime years.
He has conceded 81 targets from the identical variety of video games for Bodo/Glimt, protecting 28 clear sheets. For comparability, Sa has 11 clear sheets from 33 Wolves video games thus far; Hart has 25 from 50 for Celtic.
Haikin was linked with Watford and Norwich late final 12 months, however is rising in prominence and will now intention increased than the relegation-threatened pair of Premier League golf equipment.
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