According to Football Insider, Celtic are still interested in signing Cardiff City winger Josh Murphy after failing to land the talented winger in the January transfer window.
The Bhoys were interested in a loan move for him on deadline day, but it is now believed that they are plotting to make a permanent deal for the 24-years-old in the summer.
The England international started his career at the age of seven by joining the youth ranks of Norwich City. He went on to make 85 league appearances for the Canaries before joining Cardiff in 2018.
He has been struggling for game time with the Bluebirds this season and has only managed to secure 10 starts in the Championship. However, he reminded everyone of his talents recently by scoring two goals against Reading in the FA Cup fourth-round replay on Tuesday.
Cardiff boss Neil Harris has admitted the importance of Murphy, saying that he still has got a ‘big part’ to play at the club.
He told the BBC:
“We have to find a way of getting more out of him because he has got superb potential.
“Then he’s got a big part to play under me. You’ve got to put confidence and belief in players and you’ve got to ask for patience.
“It’s not been an easy period for the club and, when you’re asking for patience in individual players, you’re asking a lot because they [the fans] just want to see their team have a right go.
“Murphy is a slightly different player to a Joe Ralls or a Will Vaulks or even Callum Paterson, who play with their hearts on their sleeves and would run through a brick wall.
“Josh is different, he’s a technical player, and we have to appreciate his different attributes in the team.”