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Celtic: Hoops open talks with Kyle Edwards

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Celtic have opened talks to sign Kyle Edwards after he recently left West Brom, according to Football Insider.

The Lowdown: January interest

This isn’t the first time the Hoops have been linked with the 23-year-old.

Back in December, Celtic were thought to be looking into a loan deal for the winger, who can play on the left, right, or even in the middle. Edwards was on Neil Lennon’s winter window radar, but, as we know, a deal never materialised.

He’s now without a club after his contract with the Baggies expired, and it seems as if the Hoops are making their move.

The Latest: Source shares update

According to Football Insider, who have been informed by a Celtic source, the Hoops have opened talks over a possible cut-price move for Edwards.

The report claims that Celtic are working on a deal, which would cost them in the region of £300,000 due to cross-border compensation rules.

Edwards, who released a music single following West Brom’s promotion in the 2019/20 season, made 49 appearances during his time in the Midlands, scoring four times and registering five assists.

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The Verdict: Worth a punt

Edwards was on just £2,000-a-week at The Hawthorns and would cost Celtic only £300,000, so a move could be worth a go by the Hoops.

At just 23 years of age, you’d expect Edwards still has room for improvement, and Celtic could do with wide additions following Mohamed Elyounoussi’s return to Southampton.

Ange Postecoglou currently has James Forrest, Maryan Shved and Mikey Johnston as wide options, so that area of the pitch could do with adding to.

Edwards has five Premier League appearances to his name and 32 in the second-tier, so it could turn out to be a smart move in the long run given his age and low cost.

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