Celtic are monitoring Leon Best’s situation as the Newcastle striker recovers from an ankle injury, with the Scottish outfit considering purchasing the star for £4 million, according to the Daily Express.
Best has reportedly been told by Newcastle that he can leave the club for £4 million, as Alan Pardew and Mike Ashley continue their clean out of the squad in order to challenge for European football.
With fresh faces Demba Ba, Johan Cabaye and Sylvian Marveaux coming into the Newcastle squad, Pardew and Ashley reportedly want to clear out the side to build finds for a big transfer season. After a disappointing season for Best in which the striker only garnered 11 appearances. And with top scorers Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan both departing the club, Best looks to be set for an exit from the Toon as well.
Celtic reportedly see Best as good value at only 24-years-old, and believe that when the Irishman recovers from his ankle injury, he can be a formidable strike force for the side.
Celtic have been monitoring the star for some time now, with reports dating back to 2009 linking the Socttish side with Best. And now that Best has been told by Newcastle that he can leave St James’ Park, Celtic are well poised to make a move.