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Celtic: Hoops target Wyke has alternative offers

Celtic: Hoops target Wyke has alternative offers - Celtic

Celtic target Charlie Wyke appears to be a man in demand, as reported by The Northern Echo.

The Lowdown: Wyke’s free-scoring season

Wyke had an excellent campaign at the Stadium of Light, however, his displays weren’t enough to earn promotion with Sunderland from League One.

The 28-year-old scored 30 goals in all competitions last season in 53 appearances, with 26 of those coming in 43 third-tier fixtures.

As it stands, he is out of contract in a matter of weeks, and it appears he doesn’t have a shortage of suitors.

The Latest: Alternative offers on the table

Wyke has been on the ‘list’ of Celtic targets for some time now, and The Sunderland Echo’s latest update confirms the Hoops are indeed one of the suitors.

However, The Northern Echo also claim that the striker, who former boss Phil Parkinson called ‘excellent’, has received multiple offers from elsewhere, and has also been offered new terms to remain in the northeast.

It seems like Celtic will have lots of competition for his signature.

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The Verdict: Need to act fast

Former Celtic man Mark Wilson stated on the Celtic Huddle podcast back in April that Wyke was ‘on a list of potential summer signings’, so perhaps the Hoops are one of the clubs who have tabled the forward an offer.

If that is the case, then new Celtic CEO Dominic McKay may be the driving force behind a potential deal, as, at the time of the report, Ange Postecoglou was yet to be announced.

Postecoglou, as we know, is now officially Celtic’s new boss, and you’d expect he’ll need a new striker this summer, with Odsonne Edouard expected to leave Parkhead.

Wyke could be a shrewd addition on a free transfer, but it appears as if McKay and the new gaffer will face quite a fight to secure his signature. Any hesitance could be costly with the striker seemingly having plenty of options for his next move.

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