Celtic transfer blow in chase for Premier League veteran

Celtic have been linked to numerous players during this transfer window, and now they may be out on what was a Premier League option.

Celtic is looking to bring in help, and needs to do so in order to get back on track with their plan for continued domestic dominance. Perhaps the most pressing need is that for a striker. Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Issouf Bayo are the natural only options and all three have spent time with injury this season.

An additional striker to either play a two striker scheme, or to provide depth and cover for Odsonne Edouard would go a long way in helping the Hoops achieve their goal.

Celtic has been linked with Brighton’s striker Glenn Murray in recent days. Glenn Murray has missed significant time recently, which has fueled rumours that he could be on his way to Parkhead. However, that time missed is due to injury and not because he is about to leave his current club.

Now, Brighton boss Graham Potter is speaking out about the rumours of his striker leaving and quelling any unrest with Argus:

“It was unfortunate for him and unfortunate for us.

“I think it would have been good for us to use him and it would have been good for him, but these things happen.

“There were a few bumps and bruises after the period we have had.”

While Glenn Murray has not seen his usual form this season, he could have helped the Hoops with depth, and would’ve been considered a meaningful addition to the club. As it stands, Glenn Murray will be staying put with English Premier League-side Brighton, if we are to believe what their manager has said.

The Hoops will have to continue their search elsewhere, and may have to break the bank in order to bring in the talent they need.

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