By Alex Stevens

Getafe are keen on signing Celtic striker Stefan Scepovic on a permanent deal, according to a report.

The Serbian striker spent the season on loan at the Spanish club and responded with six La Liga goals in 34 appearances.

The Daily Mail claim Getafe want to sign Scepovic permanently as they prepare for life in the Spanish second division next season following their recent relegation.

Scepovic has failed to fire at Celtic Park since his £1.9million transfer from Sporting Gijon in 2014 but has an impressive pedigree.

The 26-year-old forward has won eight senior Serbia caps and scored 23 goals in 39 matches for Gijon in the Spanish second tier in 2013-14.

It is said that Scepovic is among seven senior Celtic players who are set to leave the club this summer as Brendan Rodgers reshapes his squad.

The new manager is set to clear the decks to pave the way for a number of new arrivals as the Scottish giants aim to improve on a disappointing 2015/16 campaign.

As reported by Football Insider on Monday, Kazim-Richards, 29, has been lined up for a shock move to Brazilian club Coritiba just four months after moving to Parkhead, while Cole, 32, is also likely to be offloaded as Rodgers trims his first-team squad.

The experienced pair have failed to make an impact since joining Celtic in the middle of the recently completed domestic season.

 

In other Celtic news, the Scottish club face rival interest from Arsenal for midfielder Tom Rogic.