Celtic boss on link with Scotland international and ex-Hibs ace Steven Fletcher after 13-goal season

Neil Lennon has responded to speculation regarding a move for the former Burnley and Wolves striker

Celtic have been linked with a move for Scotland international Steven Fletcher.

Parkhead boss Neil Lennon was asked about the possible arrival of the ex-Hibs striker following the club’s 2-0 win over Ross County in Sunday’s friendly.

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Fletcher is out of contract following the expiry of his contract with Sheffield Wednesday.

Steven Fletcher has been linked with a move to Celtic. Picture: SNSSteven Fletcher has been linked with a move to Celtic. Picture: SNS
Steven Fletcher has been linked with a move to Celtic. Picture: SNS

Lennon said: “He’s on a long list of players that I am sure a lot of clubs are looking at.”

Having re-signed Mohamed Elyounoussi, Celtic have set their sights on bringing in a goalkeeper and a striker.

With little progress in trying to persuade Fraser Forster to return for a third spell the AEK Athens goalkeeper is at the top of the list to come in and compete with Scott Bain for the No.1 position.

With regards to a striker, Celtic have been linked with a number of players, including Peterborugh United’s Ivan Toney and Albian Ajeti from West Ham.

Fletcher, however, would be a cheaper alternative. The 33-year-old hit 13 goals for Sheffield Wednesday last season.

Since leaving Hibs for Burnley in 2009, the forward has played for Wolves, Marseille and Sunderland.

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Lennon is hopeful of adding to his squad in the coming days.

He said: “We will probably have more on a few things over the next few days.

“I am happy with the squad but we can improve it and that’s what we are looking to do.

“It is a difficult environment as we aren’t sure how the pandemic will impact on the market. But we do want to bring players in and I don’t think we’re a million miles away.”

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