Celtic in the hunt for five-goal winger


Celtic’s primary objective this summer will be to get the squad ready for their pursuit of ten titles in a row.

Though, if they’re going to do that, a goalkeeper will first need to arrive through the door.

The saga involving Fraser Forster took on a new twist last week when it was unexpectedly revealed that Southampton wanted him to stay.

Neil Lennon was keen on bringing the giant stopper back to Parkhead following the conclusion of his loan but that no longer looks likely.

The likes of Joe Hart and Marcus Bettinelli have been linked from south of the border but there also other areas Celtic will need to improve.

Moi Elyounoussi arrived for a second loan spell last week but the Hoops are still seemingly in the hunt for another winger.

Once more, Nick Hammond and the recruitment team are looking at English football.


According to a report from Football Insider, the Hoops are locked in a battle with Nottingham Forest to sign Tranmere attacker Corey Blackett-Taylor.

The winger left Aston Villa last year and has since progressed nicely in the lower leagues of English football.

No price has been mentioned but Celtic have their sights firmly set on bringing him to Glasgow this summer. 

Scouts have delivered rave reviews and claim he has the belief to play at a higher level than League One.

The 22-year-old is relatively inexperienced but that hasn’t put any potential suitors off.


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The 22-year-old has the ability to play on both flanks and is someone who could add both further goals and creativity to Lennon’s side.

He has five goals and six assists this term, providing numbers that result in his best tally to date.

Described as a “super-quick” player, the youngster currently admires Kylian Mbappe, one of the most devastating player’s in Blackett-Taylor’s position in the world.

Speaking about his role models, the Tranmere flanker noted: “You look at Kylian Mbappe and what he’s achieved in such a short career, the way he plays, the kind of things he does.” 


Although he will never play at that kind of level, he’s certainly looking in the right place for directions on how he should play the game.

Whether he has what it takes to make the leap from League One to the SPFL remains to be seen, but it’s unlikely he’ll come at too high a cost.

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