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Celtic: Ryan now Postecoglou’s top target

Celtic: Ryan now Postecoglou’s top target -Celtic

Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan is now Ange Postecoglou’s top Celtic target, according to Scott Burns of The Daily Record.

The Lowdown: Hoops make Ryan promise

It took just three days for Ryan to be linked with a move to the club following Postecoglou’s switch to Celtic Park was confirmed.

The pair worked together during Postecoglou’s four-year stint as Australia boss, with the 55-year-old making Ryan his number one at the 2014 World Cup and 2015 Asia Cup.

Reports last month claimed that Celtic were putting a contract package together for Ryan and were ready to offer him the number one shirt at Parkhead.

The Latest: Burns claim

Burns, who broke the news regarding Celtic’s move for Sheffield Wednesday defender Osaze Urhoghide on Thursday hours before it was announced, shared a story on Thursday evening.

He claimed that Postecoglou is likely to bring in a new shot-stopper with Ryan a top target.

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The Verdict: Sign

If Postecoglou now sees Ryan as a top target, Celtic should do everything they can to grant his wish ahead of the new season.

He’ll know just what the 29-year-old would bring to Parkhead and could end up solving the club’s goalkeeping dilemma.

Vasilis Barkas, Scott Bain and Conor Hazard were all handed opportunities last season, with Neil Lennon unsure on who to stick with throughout the previous campaign.

Ryan, who has 58 international caps and 124 Premier League appearances under his belt could be the ideal addition and a deal looks financially doable.

A price between £3-5m has been touted, but Ryan may have to take a slight hit on his £35,000-a-week wage if he wants to move to Scotland, with Callum McGregor the club’s top earner on £20,000-a-week.

In other news: Sources claim Celtic could now make ace who has ‘got it all’ their fourth-biggest signing ever, find out more here.

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