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Report: Steven Fletcher close to Celtic move; will reject Stoke contract

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Report: Steven Fletcher close to Celtic move; will reject Stoke contract

The Daily Record has suggested that Steven Fletcher is closing in on a move to Celtic, while the Daily Mail has claimed that the striker is set to reject a lucrative deal with Stoke City in favour of joining the Hoops.

Fletcher appears to be close to becoming the answer to Neil Lennon’s striker search. The 33-year-old is a free agent after leaving Sheffield Wednesday this summer.

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There appears to be a little way to go before the Scotland international is unveiled. But both of the reports make it clear that both parties want to agree a deal.

The Daily Record reports that the Bhoys have offered a one-year contract to the forward, who wants a longer deal with the Scottish Premiership champions.

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Meanwhile, the Daily Mail has suggested that Fletcher is going to turn down an £18,000-a-week contract at Stoke to join the Hoops.

 

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Based on the respective reports, it does look to be a safe bet to assume that Fletcher will soon be a Celtic player.

There are still hurdles to clear. But it does appear that an agreement may not be too far away as things stand.

And it looks to have the potential to be a good piece of business from Celtic. Fletcher is edging towards the twilight of his career, but he reached double figures for league goals in three of his four campaigns at Sheffield Wednesday.

So there is no reason why he cannot prove to be an inspired signing for the Bhoys as a deal seemingly edges closer.

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