Celtic ‘locked in talks’ with clinical EFL hotshot linked with Brentford

Date published: Sunday 26th July 2020 12:37 - Steve Pearson


Celtic are ‘locked in talks’ with a freescoring EFL hitman previously thought to be Brentford-bound in a £5 million deal.

The Hoops are aiming to secure a remarkable 10 league titles in a row ahead of the upcoming season.

Bitter rivals Rangers provided a sterner test than usual last season, and are expected to push Celtic closer in the upcoming campaign.

While both sides matched each other’s output in terms of goals conceded in the league, The Bhoys’ advantage came from their more potent attack.

An extra 25 goals were plundered for the men in green and white, and according to the latest report, their firepower could be on the verge of being handed an extra boost.

Peterborough forward Ivan Toney has been linked with a move north of the border by The Scottish Sun.

The 24-year-old has been in sensational form for The Posh since his arrival two years ago, notching 40 league goals in 76 appearances including eight in his last seven matches.

Peterborough missed out on the play-offs after the points per game equation bumped them down to seventh, and a sale could be on the cards.

The report notes that a £5m fee had been previously agreed with Brentford, but Posh chairman Barry Fry kept Celtic abreast of the situation owing to their interest.

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Celtic hold the upper hand?

Despite Brentford’s advanced position in negotiations, the article notes how Celtic may infact hold the upper hand.

Toney is believed to be in the midst of an agent change, and this switch could lengthen the time it takes before Toney makes a decision on his future.

This could allow Celtic to swoop in late, with his connection to Celtic coach Gavin Strachan from their time at London Road a potential lure.

Meanwhile, Neil Lennon was far from happy with Neymar’s antics after PSG’s rout of Celtic at the Parc de Princes earlier this week.


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