The Daily Record in Scotland are reporting that Newcastle are keen on signing 26 year-old Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths.
West Brom are also said to be interested in the striker, who was the hero for Scotland against England at the weekend in the World Cup qualifying game at Hampden Park.
Griffiths almost gave Scotland their first victory against England since way back in 1999 with two fabulous goals directly from free kicks in the last three minutes of normal time to dramatically put Scotland 2-1 ahead.
But thankfully Harry Kane came back three minutes into stoppage tome to get the 2-2 draw for England and save the England blushes.
Griffiths was born in Edinburgh and he scored 18 goals and 18 assists in 35 total games for Celtic last season and he’s a proven goalscorer for Scottish clubs.
The report in the Daily Record is that Celtic would be willing to sell the forward for around £6M, which in this day and age is a low transfer fee and Leigh is probably worth that.
In his four years with the Glasgow powerhouse he has scored 86 goals and 35 assists in 142 games, but many strikers successful at Celtic have found it difficult to score goals in the Premier League in England.
But if Rafa thinks this player can score goals in the Premier League that’s good enough for us and if we are keen on the player then Rafa will have made already inquiries as to his temperament and character.
He did play at Wolves in season 2013-2014 in League One and scored a decent 13 goals with 3 assists in 30 games in England, but he has played the rest of his career for clubs in Scotland.
He’s played for Livingston, Dundee and Hibernian (on loan from Wolves) and in his career he has scored 195 goals and had 85 assists in 396 total appearances, of which 336 appearances have been for Scottish clubs
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