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‘Ange will come for him’ – journalist warns club that Postecoglou wants 25-year-old midfielder

By Mehdi Gokal -

Scottish journalist Mark Guidi and pundit Barry Ferguson have both backed Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou to raid on his former club Celtic for Reo Hatate.

Report back in June claimed that Celtic’s hierarchy feared that Ange would make a move for their star midfielder.

And while a move did not take place this summer, the feeling around the Scottish club remains that a Spurs could make a move for the Japanese international next year.

Guidi suggested that Celtic might have had a gentlemen’s agreement with Postecoglou about not coming for any of their players last summer and suggested that the 58-year-old could look to reunite with Hatae next year.

The journalist told Go Radio about the midfielder:

“He’s a massive player. No doubt clubs were looking at him and that turned his head for different reasons (amid current contract talks). He could still be sold in the summer.”

“He’s the type of player I could see Postecoglou coming in for. It strikes me as an unwritten rule between Postecoglou and Celtic ‘you don’t come for any of our players. Don’t come for them for a year. Don’t unsettle them’.”

“But, see next summer. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Ange Postecoglou trying to get one or two Celtic players. I think Hatate will be top of the list.”

Ferguson agreed with Guidi suggesting that the player is more than good enough to play in the Premier League.

He added:

“I would expect them to come in January. I would like them to come in January. That’s one of the players, he’s a Postecoglou-type player. He is a player that still has more to go and he is at a brilliant age as well.”

It is a very common practice for a manager to raid on his former club for the players that he managed and knows well.

Ange surprisingly did not go back to sign any of the Celtic players but that does not mean he will not in the future either.

The midfield is an area that might need bolstering and perhaps a move for the former Celtic midfielder next summer could be made.

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