Kris Commons has dropped a possible Celtic transfer hit in one of his latest columns featuring a winger who could make a difference for the club.
Celtic have been linked with numerous players this transfer window, but only one player has actually been brought into the club. Greek goalkeeper Vasilis Barkas was announced last week, but may Hoops supporters believe that more should be on the way.
Peterborough striker Ivan Toney seemed to be a possibility until the Hoops’ bid was rejected. Recently, there was hope that a deal for West Ham striker Albian Ajeti seemed to be all but completed until there was a breakdown on the player’s end. So, what gives? Can Celtic get some reinforcements in before the season truly kick offs?
Well, according to Kris Commons in his latest Daily Mail column there seems to be a distinct possibility that Hibs winger Martin Boyle could be on his way to Parkhead. Boyle scored twice on Saturday against Kilmarnock and he is routinely considered one of the fastest players on the pitch.
Boyle could lend well to Celtic’s fast-paced counter attack style of play. He would also provide cover in the event something happened to Mohamed Elyounoussi or James Forrest throughout the season. Here is what Commons had to say about the potential move:
“Having scored both goals in Hibs’ 2-1 victory over Kilmarnock at the weekend, it was a welcome return to form for a man who has suffered from some horrible injury problems. My advise to Hibs fans would be quite simple. Enjoy him while you can.
“Given that he’s only got a year left on his contract, bigger clubs are bound to be looking at him.
“I know for a fact that Neil Lennon rates him highly and thoroughly enjoyed working with him during their time together at Easter Road.
“I also don’t see why the likes of Rangers shouldn’t at least have a look at him and explore the possibility of making an offer. With just a year left on his contract, Boyle wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Especially not with the financial problems Hibs are facing.
“He could be available at a knockdown price. I reckon a bid of around £250k would be enough to at least ask the question of Hibs.”
If a player of Boyle’s promise could be had for only £250k then the Hoops should be all over this move. That is a small price to pay for at the worst, an insurance policy, and at the best someone who could come in and make an immediate impact on the squad. This is a move that simply should be made by Celtic.