Thomas Henry Celtic transfer offer confirmed as Parkhead club lead the race for French striker – Daily Record


Celtic target Thomas Henry is a leading candidate for the club after it was confirmed a bid was submitted for his services.

Ange Postecoglou is interested in the striker, who has bagged himself three goals in three games so far this season, as he looks to add to his attacking options.

Record Sport revealed on Monday night that French frontman Henry is in the frame to replace Odsonne Edouard, with Dominic McKay happy to let Postecoglou reinvest profit from Edouard’s sale and meet a potential £7m asking price.

And his UK representative Paul Tait spoke to FootballInsider regarding the transfer interest shown in Henry from Celtic and clubs throughout Europe, he said: “There are a number of clubs who have expressed an interest in signing Thomas before the transfer window closes.

“My business partner Dusan has received offers from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and the UK for Thomas, and he will consider all his options before making a decision on his future.”

The 26-year-old recently spoke of his desire to leave his side OH Leuven in Belgium, with the striker having the desire to move on from his current side to ‘fulfil his ambitions’.

Celtic are interested in Henry, who scored 21 goals in all competitions last season, but face competition from throughout Europe for his services.

He did however give Celtic transfer hope when speaking regarding his next move, he said: “I hope to discover other countries’ ways of playing football and their lifestyle.

“I am 26 years old, I have no more time to waste. I have room for improvement and I think I can go higher, do better. I have ambitions, we will see what will happen.”

Celtic will have money to spend on Henry, as the rumours intensify regarding Odsonne Edouard’s future at the club.

Brighton and Southampton have all registered interest in the French striker throughout this transfer window.

The Hoops have already added in attacking areas in the window so far by adding Japanese striker Kyogo Furuhashi to their ranks.

If Edouard is to leave that would leave the club with Leigh Griffiths and Albian Ajeti as their back-up options, however manager Postecoglou looks set to bolster their attacking options even more.