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Newcastle Make Move To Sign Scotland’s Goalscoring Hero

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

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • toontaff2

    Jun 12, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Yes, JIB. And didn’t I just bloody know Mitro would score again v Wales!

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jun 12, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #2

    He looks to have a good shot technique if I recall, in the games I’ve seen him play, although I didn’t watch the international game.

    No disrespect to him, but I think Rafa would probably go for someone better. Jese seems like a good option for the Premier League. Super quick and can finish.

  • martoon

    Jun 12, 2017 at 8:58 AM

    Comment #3

    toontaff2 & Jib – Typical Mitro, he scored a good goal but he also missed a couple of quite decent chances as well!

  • nightfa11

    Jun 12, 2017 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Reina 5mio
    Lejeun 8 (mangala)
    Willems 10
    Costa 25
    Bakambu 15
    Batsuyashi 20
    Sigurdsson 20
    Tammy loan
    Cost: cca 100 mio

    Mitro apparently
    Cca 50 mio +

    Yedlin lejeuen/mangala Clark willems
    Shelvey sigurdsson
    Ritchie Bakambu batsuyashi

    Mbemba lescalles dummet haidara
    Atsu Perez
    Gayle Tammy Aarons

    Costs 50 mio for 5x better squad..but would probably need another cm (on loan).. Perhaps that Chelsea kid we were linked yesterday..

  • Phil K

    Jun 12, 2017 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #5

    God almighty – I’m as impressed by signing this bloke as Ings. Both over-tattooed and under-talented for the job needed. Scoring goals in the Scottish Prem or against Hart (who openly invited a huge empty space to aim for)is one thing. The Premier in England is quite another matter


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