Celtic were interested in Anderlecht midfielder Adrien Trebel during the summer transfer window, according to reports.
Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws ran a report on Tuesday claiming the Frenchman has been struggling with a muscle injury for two weeks, and actually played his last match after taking a painkilling injection ahead of kick-off.
Despite the issue, Trebel lasted the full 90 minutes and is described as “indispensable” for the Jupiler Pro League giants.
According to the same report, Celtic, Porto and Hertha Berlin were all interested in signing the 27-year-old during the summer.
Het Laatste Nieuws also claims the Brussels outfit received “more than one bid” of over €8 million for the former Nantes and Standard Liege player.
Anderlecht turned down all approaches for Trebel, although it’s unclear if Celtic were one of the teams who submitted an offer.
Trebel played the full 90 minutes in both matches between the Hoops and Les Mauves et Blancs in the Champions League group stages last season.
Born in the northern French commune of Dreux in Eure-et-Loir, Trebel started his career with Nantes, making 106 appearances for the Canaries between 2010 and 2014, when he transferred to Standard Liege.
He coincidentally made 106 appearances for The Reds over three seasons, and joined Anderlecht in January 2017.