Celtic fans will be delighted to see James Forrest put pen to paper on a new contract with the club.
The Scottish champions have been in talks to extend the 27-year-old’s deal which was set to expire at the end of the season. After several weeks of negotiations, Forrest has penned a four-year deal to keep him with the Hoops until the summer of 2022.
The news will be a welcome boost to Celtic fans during a difficult season so far. The Bhoys were knocked out of the Champions League and are already behind in the race for the Scottish title. Brendan Rodgers should be actively scouting potential players to improve their fortunes in the January transfer window.
One man they should be keeping tabs on is Toulouse winger – Max Gradel. Valued at £6.75m by Transfermarkt, the Ivorian was once considered one of the brightest talents in world football after making a name of himself at Leeds United before joining Saint-Etienne. After making over 100 appearances for the French side, he eventually moved to Bournemouth but was later sold to Toulouse after failing to break into the first-team.
Since moving back to France, Gradel has rediscovered his goal scoring touch. The 30-year-old has found the back of the net three times as well as registering two assists in his opening seven appearances in Ligue 1. Should his form continue, Rodgers should be looking to bring him to Celtic Park.
Gradel possesses blistering pace and excellent dribbling ability – he would add another dimension to the Hoops attack. Potentially available at a great price, this move should be one to watch.
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