Celtic have made a blistering start to the January transfer window this time around, already announcing moves for Reo Hatate, Daizen Maeda and Yosuke Ideguchi, while a move for Johnny Kenny is believed to be close as well. While the club were always expected to get their deals done quickly this month, not many fans would have seen this coming. Excitingly, the Hoops are not expected to stop here.
While Celtic have already strengthened their squad significantly this month, there are still areas which need more reinforcements.
One of them might be on the wings, especially because of the fact that both James Forrest and Mikey Johnston have struggled with injuries for a while now. Jota is only on a season-long loan at this point and Karamoko Dembele is out injured, while his current deal runs out next summer as well.
Martin Boyle is a player that the Hoops have been linked with for a while and there appears to be a major update on the situation. As reported by The Times, Hibernian are braced for offers from Celtic and an unnamed club from Abu Dhabi for the Australian.
Hibernian are brace for offers from Celtic for Boyle
It is not hard to see why Celtic might be interested in making a move for Boyle, who has been very impressive for Hibernian in recent times. He could be a solid addition to the club.
According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has scored 14 goals and provided 5 assists in 27 appearances for Hibernian this season. One also has to remember that the Premiership side are underperforming this time around.
The biggest stumbling block to any potential deal is the fact that Hibernian are believed to rate him at a transfer fee around £3 million, which is a significant, considering that he is already 28 years of age.
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