Celtic reportedly battling English teams to sign £2m EPL striker

Celtic, as per The Guardian, are one of the four clubs interested in signing Brighton and Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray during this month’s transfer window.

The report adds that Neil Lennon’s side have shown strong interest in the 35-year-old centre-forward, who has 201 career goals to his name, according to Transfermarkt.

However, Celtic will face competition from Premier League teams in the likes of Newcastle United and Aston Villa, with both sides strongly linked with a move for the striker.

Nottingham Forest is another side said to be interested in the striker. Sabri Lamouchi’s side are chasing promotion out of the Championship and are also apparently keen on a swoop for Englishman Murray, who has slipped down the pecking order at the Amex Stadium this term.

In truth, the 35-year-old man could do with a job in Scottish football. Murray knows where the net is and could prove to be useful backup plan off the bench for Odsonne Edouard at Celtic.

But the fact that former AFC Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe, who was a far better striker in his prime, hasn’t exactly set the world alight at Rangers indicates that it wouldn’t be a walk in the park Murray, who is currently rated at £2-million.

And Brighton’s style of play has improved hugely since replacing Murray’s aging legs with goal-machine Neal Maupay up front this season, so Celtic fans could be forgiven for wanting a striker who offers more in general play and is more of a long term option.

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