Celtic weigh up approach for player Rangers let go last summer – report

Liam Kelly

Celtic are interested in signing former Rangers prospect Liam Kelly from Livingston in the summer transfer window, according to The Scottish Sun.

The paper reports that the Bhoys are monitoring his situation, but the Glasgow giants don’t believe that the 23-year-old goalkeeper would be prepared to be an understudy at Celtic Park.

Barnsley, Hamburg, Ipswich Town, Reading and Wigan Athletic are also rumoured to be interested in securing the services of the talented young stopper this summer.

The Scottish Sun claims Kelly is available for just £50,000 in the summer transfer window.

Kelly was on the books of Rangers from 2006 until 2015 when he was sold to Livingston after a loan spell at the Tony Macaroni Arena during the 2016-17 campaign.

The goalkeeper failed to break into the first team during his time at Ibrox, but the youngster has done brilliantly at Livingston and is now rated as one of the best goalkeepers in the Scottish Premiership.

Rangers do not lack good goalkeepers at the moment, but Celtic’s reported interest in Kelly suggests it may have been a mistake to part company with him.

Although Allan McGregor is having a wonderful season at Rangers, the Scottish goalkeeper is now 37 years of age.

Kelly is only 23 years old, and the Scottish youngster is only going to improve and develop further in the coming years.

A move to Celtic would be a controversial one for Kelly, but if the Hoops give him assurances that he will be given a decent shot at making the number one shirt his own, then the Livingston goalkeeper would likely give it serious consideration.

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Author: chris darwen