Celtic’s talks with Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke are progressing well, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Hoops make their move; Wyke ‘very keen’
Celtic aren’t the only side interested in snapping up the 28-year-old on a free transfer.
Championship sides Cardiff City, Nottingham Forest and Millwall all held initial talks with the free-scoring forward, who his former manager Phil Parkinson hailed as ‘excellent’, however, reports have suggested he is ‘very keen’ to join Celtic.
The Hoops appeared to open talks with the striker on Thursday, and it seems as if discussions are going well.
The Latest: Source shares update
Former Sunderland striker and Football Insider pundit Kevin Phillips was having his say on a potential Hoops move for Wyke and what it would mean for the Black Cats.
In that story, shared on Friday, Football Insider claimed the latest update from a recruitment source is that talks with the Hoops are progressing well.
Phillips claimed a possible Parkhead switch for Wyke would be a ‘massive blow’ for Sunderland.
The Verdict: A possible shrewd addition
Should Celtic get a deal over the line for Wyke, it could be a solid first signing for new Celtic CEO Dominic McKay and manager Ange Postecoglou.
The pair met in London on Friday to continue preparations for the new season, so Wyke could have been on the agenda for the two.
He scored 30 goals last season in all competitions, more than any other Celtic player. Wyke’s Sunderland deal was also thought to be worth £6,400-a-week, considerably less than a number of Hoops players.
So, on that basis, a free transfer for the Englishman could be a shrewd acquisition going forward.
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