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Celtic: Hoops target Charlie Wyke joins Wigan

Celtic: Hoops target Charlie Wyke joins Wigan - Celtic

Celtic target Charlie Wyke has now officially joined Wigan Athletic after his Sunderland contract expired.

The Lowdown: Wyke’s Hoops talks

Reports in June suggested that Wyke was ‘very keen’ to make the switch to Parkhead.

He discussed a move to Celtic Park and made a series of demands ahead of a free transfer.

The 28-year-old, who scored 30 goals for the Black Cats last season, wanted a four-year deal, a multi-million signing-on fee and his wages, which was thought to be worth £6,400-a-week at the Stadium of Light, doubled.

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The Latest: Wigan deal

Wigan announced the signing of Wyke, who Phil Parkinson described as ‘excellent’ last year, on Wednesday morning. The forward has put pen to paper on a three-year deal at the DW Stadium.

Football Insider claim the League One side will pay Wyke £10,000-a-week, a salary which is less than his £12,800-a-week demands to Celtic, which would’ve cost the Hoops over £2.6m across four years.

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The Verdict: Now for Nisbet?

Celtic may have missed out on Wyke, but another striker who has been linked with a move to Parkhead is Hibernian’s Kevin Nisbet.

Stephen McGowan of The Daily Mail claimed at the beginning of July that the Hoops are now working on a deal for Nisbet shortly after signing defender Osaze Urhoghide.

Odsonne Edouard was the top scorer in the Scottish Premiership last season, however, the Hoops man is still expected to leave this summer.

Nisbet was the second-highest scorer in the division with 14 goals, so a move for the 24-year-old could be a shrewd move

It could cost Celtic around £4m, but they’d be getting a proven Scottish Premiership scorer in return, something that would be crucial if Edouard does depart Parkhead.

In other news: Celtic may have completed some under-the-radar business on pre-season Wales tour, find out more here

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