PETER MARTIN is not a journalist who usually hits out with rumours. He’s been around Scottish football for a long time and his latest tweet has us intrigued.
The PLZ Soccer man has claimed Celtic are seriously looking in to signing Kevin Nisbet in a cash plus Leigh Griffiths deal before the window closes.
Swap plus cash. I’m told #Celtic keen on Kevin Nisbet with Leigh Griffiths and cash going to Easter road. In my view, Griffiths time at Celtic is up and the club are keen to move him out. Will #Hibernian bite? pic.twitter.com/aWZlTbRA89
— Peter Martin (@PeterMsport) August 21, 2021
Celtic fans were pushing for Nesbit coming in earlier in this window. Right now, we have Leigh, Ajeti, Eddy and Furuhashi.
There’s potential for another striker to join Celtic but could there be two in and two out?
If Edouard gets his move away it would clear the path for Celtic to bring in Giorgos Giakoumakis from Venlo. However, if the club manage to construct a deal with Hibernian then letting Leigh go to bring in Nesbit could suit all parties at this point.
Leigh signed a new one-year deal but hasn’t really been used since an online incident where he was sent home from Celtic’s training base in Wales.
There are fans who will still back him after all this time, but the sideshow involved in Leigh at Celtic should be enough for many to be content enough if he left in a deal like this.