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19th Jun, 2018 | 2:45pm

Potential Celtic departure could lead to long-awaited move for 23-year-old


There are once more doubts growing about the Celtic future of midfielder Stuart Armstrong.

The player only has a year left to run on his contract, at the moment it is unlikely he will sign a new one.

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton has no doubt what he would do, expressing on his personal Twitter account that the Hoops should sell the 26-year-old if he doesn’t sign a new deal.

Should Armstrong leave, especially to a club in the English Premier League, then the Hoops would have a good bit of money to spend.

The money could perhaps be spent on John McGinn of Hibernian.

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The player has been on the radar of the Hoops for a good while, and the Scottish Sun reported last month that he was on a ‘shortlist’ of potential transfer targets.

Perhaps the Scottish champions had not yet made a move for the 23-year-old as they were concentrating on getting the deal for Odsonne Edouard completed.

Now that has been done, Brendan Rodgers can concentrate on getting other transfers completed, and McGinn could well be the next high-profile signing brought into Celtic Park.

He won’t be a like-for-like replacement for Armstrong, as he is more of a holding midfielder, but if the Hoops are determined to add him to the squad then they should look to get the deal done.

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