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Celtic: Hoops confident of signing Wyke

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Celtic appear to be closing in on signing Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke, according to The Northern Echo.

The Lowdown: Wyke a man in demand

Wyke, who scored 30 goals in 53 appearances last season, is out of contract at the Stadium of Light in a matter of weeks.

A number of clubs are keeping tabs on his situation as a result, including Cardiff City, Nottingham Forest and Millwall, who have all held talks with the 28-year-old.

However, it seems as if the Hoops are at the front of the queue for the striker who former Black Cats boss Phil Parkinson called ‘excellent’ last year.

The Latest: Celtic hoping to make progress

According to The Northern Echo, Celtic are increasingly confident of persuading Wyke to turn his back on Sunderland and snub offers elsewhere to move to Scotland.

The Hoops held talks earlier in the summer and are now hoping to make progress on a cut-price deal with a formal offer.

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The Verdict: McKay and Postecoglou close to first signing

It seems as if new CEO Dominic McKay and boss Ange Postecoglou are closing in on their first signing at Parkhead, which is huge.

Celtic appear to be in need of attacking reinforcements ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, especially with star man Odsonne Edouard looking likely to move to Leicester City.

Leigh Griffiths’ future also seems undecided, and should the pair depart, Albian Ajeti would be the club’s only recognised striker.

Bringing Wyke in for nothing could be a shrewd move going off his goalscoring form over the past 12 months, and it looks as if a deal now has legs. A first Postecoglou signing could soon be on the way.

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