Reports from Scotland are saying out of contract Cardiff City striker Jay Bothroyd was up in Glasgow today having a medical at Celtic.
Bothroyd has been linked with a host of clubs from the English Premiership with Everton seeming to be leading the chase for the 6ft 3 inch strikers signature.
Now sources from inside the Parkhead club have leaked that the player was in Glasgow today having a medical, being taken a tour around Celtic Park and being shown the clubs training facilities at Lennoxtown. Celtic boss Neil Lennon’s attention was first drawn to Boothroyd when he was at the Cardiff City stadium to watch The Championship play-off semi final second leg between Cardiff and Reading.
Originally intending on signing Readings Shane Long. Lennon may be priced out of a move for Long with many of the Premier League finest keeping a close eye on him now too.
So looks set to sign the Cardiff striker who although couldn’t shoot his team to promotion still managed an impressive twenty goals this season. Earning his first International cap in the process. With Celtic already having a few former Bluebirds on their books at Parkhead.
Bothroyd would feel right at home there having already played with Joe Ledley, Glenn Loovens and young Adam Matthews. The twenty-nine year is a big powerful forward. Good in the air, quick with the ball at his feet and real handful for defenders to deal with. Exactly the kind of forward Neil Lennon has been looking for.
He and Gary Hooper have the potential to form a frightening partnership up front in Scotland. Celtic will be pulling of one of the shocks of the transfer window should this deal go through.