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Report: Celtic open talks with free agent striker Lyle Taylor

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Report: Celtic open talks with free agent striker Lyle Taylor

The ex-Charlton man is in discussion with the Glaswegian giants.

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are in talks to sign free agent striker Lyle Taylor, according to Sky Sports.

The 30-year-old is available as a free agent having left Charlton at the end of last season.

He netted 11 goals during the Addicks’ maiden campaign back in the Championship but is now on the lookout for a new club.

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Taylor is something of a Football League stalwart having spent time with AFC Wimbledon, Sheffield United and Scunthorpe.

Celtic are on the lookout for more firepower and Neil Lennon has already confirmed talks have taken place with Steven Fletcher.

Lennon will want to get his squad strengthened accordingly after Rangers landed Kemar Roofe earlier this week.

 

Peterborough United hotshot Ivan Toney was also thought to be high on the list of targets, although negotiations over a valuation seem to have hit a brick wall.

The fact that Taylor would be available without a transfer fee makes him a deeply attractive prospect for Celtic.

Lennon has Odsonne Edouard to call upon right now but Premier League interest could intensify in the coming weeks.

Leigh Griffiths and Patryk Klimala are options from the bench and Taylor would complement a talented group.

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At 30, Taylor isn’t going to be considered one for the future but he’d still be an ideal signing.

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He’s a natural finisher and his high levels of determination could see him become an instant hit with the club’s supporters.

For now, Edouard is the top man in attack but Taylor would ensure his absence would be a complete disaster is he did leave for England this summer.

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