Celtic is now garnering interest from Leeds United in one of their veteran strikers, with just ten days left in the transfer window.
Celtic has done quite a bit of transfer business this month as they have sent Lewis Morgan to MLS-side Inter Miami, and Scott Sinclair to Preston. Meanwhile, the Hoops have also added Polish-striker Patryk Klimala and Ivorian-midfielder Ismaila Soro (pending visa).
However, Celtic boss Neil Lennon has teased new additions are still possible, but what about other veterans who could possibly take their leave from the club? According to Football Insider, that could be the case as Leeds United puts its eye on Leigh Griffiths.
The veteran striker struggled during the first half of the season with injury and fitness issues. When the striker is able to find the pitch, he has proven to be deadly. In the Hoops’ return to action this past Saturday against Partick Thistle, Leigh Griffiths got the start, and scored a goal in the 2-1 affair.
However, with the arrival of Patryk Klimala, the question has arose as to how much playing time Leigh Griffiths will actually get. Odsonne Edouard is the clear-cut superstar, and Neil Lennon has already discussed the possibility of changing the formation to accommodate Patryk Klimala. With Leigh Griffiths being left as the third option on the depth chart, a move seems like a slim possibility.
However, who would be there to help cover the position. Vakoun Issouf Bayo is reportedly available for loan, so moving Leigh Griffiths would be a risk. In fact, during the first half of the season, Lewis Morgan had to play as a makeshift striker because all three striker (Edouard, Griffiths, and Bayo) were all injured.
In order to Griffiths to be moved to another club like Leeds United, Neil Lennon would have to feel supremely confident he could get the job done in the second half with just two natural strikers.