By Coral Barry
Steven Fletcher has joined Sheffield Wednesday to end speculation that he could be heading to Celtic.
The Owls confirmed the signing on their official Twitter account on Friday and have announced the former Wolves man has penned a four-year deal.
Various reports had claimed Brendan Rodgers was keen to bring the front man to Celtic, but Fletcher has opted to remain in England after departing Sunderland as a free agent earlier in the summer.
— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) July 1, 2016
Fletcher was thought to be attracting the attentions of a host of clubs after a solid loan stint with Marseille in the second half of the 2015-16 season including Aston Villa and Greek side AEK Athens.
The forward’s loan spell in France was his first time playing outside of Britain and Wednesday are hoping the experienced 29-year-old can help fire them into the Premier League.
The Championship club is eager to go one better than their play-off final defeat to Hull and have made adding extra fire power a main priority.
Meanwhile, Celtic pulled off a considerable transfer coup earlier this week with the signing of young striking sensation Moussa Dembele.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops want to follow up the capture of Dembele with another attacker.