By Noel Whelan

7th Feb, 2020 | 6:02pm

Exclusive: Ex-striker touts summer move after Celtic offer for 'Fantastic' 24yo

Cardiff City winger Josh Murphy would have been a “fantastic” signing for Celtic after the Hoops’ failed transfer bid last month, according to Noel Whelan.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds and Aberdeen striker says that the 24-year-old would have been a welcome addition at Parkhead and has touted a summer switch

As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the Hoops launched a last-minute move to try and sign the wide man on loan after losing Mikey Johnston to a potentially serious injury blow.

Whelan says he is a huge fan of the former Norwich City attacker – as well as his twin brother Jacob – and that he could have offered a lot to Neil Lennon had he signed before the transfer deadline.

Whelan told Football Insider: “They’re renowned for having great wingers at Celtic and he would have been another fantastic winger there. 

“The twins, great development at Norwich, gone on and have created good careers for themselves up till now. They got rid of Scott Sinclair, he could have stepped straight in.

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“It could have been a fantastic move for both. I really like the two lads, I think they’ve got loads of tricks, loads of pace, very direct. Maybe this is something they could revisit in the summer.” 

Murphy has been in and out of the Cardiff side this season, with a total of 20 appearances, two goals and three assists under his belt so far.

He arrived in Wales back in July 2018 after making over 100 appearances for Norwich.

In other Celtic news, Jackie McNamara has been left raving over a Parkhead star Neil Lennon thinks is underrated.