Celtic target Charlie Wyke is said to favour a move to Parkhead over interest from Sky Bet Championship clubs, as reported by Nottinghamshire Live.
The Lowdown: Celtic recruit ahead of 2021/22
With pre-season drawing ever closer at Lennoxtown, many onlookers will be fascinated to see how Ange Postecoglou goes about re-structuring what is a fragmented Hoops side ahead of 2021/22.
However, arguably the most documented transfer pursuit of the Celts summer has been the pursuit of the 28-year-old Wyke.
Would Wyke be a good signing for Celtic?
The Latest: Wyke prefers Celtic to Nottingham Forest
As it stands, the 6ft 2in forward Is believed to prefer a move to Glasgow ahead of attention from Nottingham Forest [Nottinghamshire Live].
Wyke has not been short of offers this summer, with Cardiff City, Millwall, Ipswich Town, Middlesbrough and CSKA Moscow all rumoured to have monitored his situation this summer [Nottinghamshire Live].
Currently out of contract at Sunderland, he looks certain to depart the Stadium of Light on a free transfer at the end of this month [Football Insider].
The Verdict: Wyke would be an excellent Celtic signing to kick-start Postecoglou’s tenure
Wyke would be an excellent addition to a Celtic squad which has lacked a cutting edge in recent months – in a sparkling 2020/21 season, the poacher notched an incredible 31 goals in 54 appearances [Soccer Base].
Possessing a particular knack of getting his head on the ball, the aerial colossus scored 16 headed efforts within this timeframe [67 Hail Hail].
Potentially acquiring a penalty box predator for nothing at all, thanks to his contract situation, may be too tempting for the Scottish giants to turn down.
Celtic should look to tie up a deal as soon as possible for Wyke, and this latest update can only be seen as hugely exciting.
In other news, Leeds United have opened talks to sign a Celtic defender.
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