Bhoys missed out on Melikson
Celtic failed with late bid for Israel international
Last Updated: September 5, 2012 1:40pm
Maor Melikson: Had been hoping to secure a switch to Scotland
The agent of Wisla Krakow midfielder Maor Melikson has revealed that his client was the subject of a failed bid from Celtic on transfer deadline day.
The Bhoys saw a last-minute offer for the Israel international knocked back, with Neil Lennon forced to accept defeat in his pursuit of a long-time target.
Melikson's representative has expressed his disappointment at the failure to put an agreement in place, with the 27-year-old having hoped to be offered the opportunity to test himself in Scotland.
"There's no point talking about what happened with Celtic because the transfer window is now closed," said Dudu Dahan.
"Wisla wanted too much money for him. I'm not going to talk about amounts, but I can assure you the bid from Celtic was well over £1million.
"He is a professional and if you sign a contract with a club you have to honour it. He must be a man and not act like a rabbit or a chicken."
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"Maor was disappointed with what happened, but he has to accept the decision of the club. He is a professional and if you sign a contract with a club you have to honour it.
"He must be a man and not act like a rabbit or a chicken. Since he has a contract with Wisla, he will play with them 100 per cent.
"The truth is he didn't play at the weekend because of a back injury, not for any other reason.
"Wisla have financial problems which make it strange they didn't accept the offer from Celtic. So now we look for another club."