The key to a successful team is always to strengthen while they’re on top. Though it seems Celtic’s latest target Moses Odubajo isn’t a name that excites any of the fans, the Hull City right-back is a wanted man. He has been cut out of the squad for two years due to a knee injury. It is being rumoured that he has joined up with the Hoops in their pre-season camp in Austria. Though some Parkhead punters are looking for better chances to build on their double Treble success and see off the challenge from Steven Gerrard’s Rangers. Armstrong has been impressive for the Bhoys over the last two seasons and can really make a difference if he is able to settle down quickly.
It came as a little surprise that the Baggies are monitoring his situation along with the interests of Southampton, Brighton and Crystal Palace, as reported by the Record. Though many events may influence this deal where Darren Moore’s men were relegated this past season. The other three rivals for Armstrong’s signature all remained in the main League though, it is expected that West Brom may face an uphill battle trying to make a deal happen
On the other hand, Celtic should consider reaching out to the Baggies hoping that they may strike a deal that would see both sides land one of their respective targets. It has been reported that Celtic want to sign Craig, who is being rated £15m. They have talked over many times with West Brom but faced plenty of competition for his signature. The Baggies may love to keep Dawson. He was excellent despite their struggles this past season, and if they can successfully stop him from leaving, that would be a superb piece of business from the club. Though if the defender wants to leave and West Brom become helpless about losing the 28-year-old, perhaps they should go for a swap deal. A swap deal that would see Dawson head to Parkhead and Armstrong move in the opposite direction. Armstrong has a £15m tag price, where a potential swap deal will be the best option for the Hoops can stand a chance of getting the defender through the door.
Though as per the latest news suggest, the Celtic midfielder has joined Southampton for a four-year deal. It was known by all that he was in the final year of his contract at the Hoops and the club accepted a £7m bid from the St Mary’s club over the weekend. The Premier League side has got his signature beating Brighton and Crystal Palace and obviously West Ham. The 26-year-old Scottish youngster has been with Celtic for three years after joining for £1.6m from Dundee United. They will receive 10 percent of the profit made by Celtic, which means they are in line for a windfall of around £540,000. As he said that Premier League seems a really good fit for him. He also said that watching from far, he really enjoyed the attractive football played in England and he is very happy to be there.