Stuart Armstrong once again seems to be in demand.
The Celtic midfielder is reportedly a target of a Premier League club, with the Sunday Post reporting that Southampton are considering a move for the £10milllion-rated Scotland international.
The player had a phenomenal season last year in the Hoops, by far his best at the club as he scored 17 goals as the Bhoys clinched their first domestic treble since 2001.
Unsurprisingly such good form gained the player plenty of plaudits, which made signing a new contract less than a formality.
In the end, Celtic could only get Armstrong to commit to a further year with the club, meaning his contract runs out at the end of next season.
Unfortunately for the 25-year-old, his performances so far this season haven’t come close to matching the standard set last year, and he only has three goals for the season.
His lack of form coupled with the contract scenario are the main reasons why Celtic should sell the player in the January transfer window.
The Hoops have plenty of players in midfield, so they can easily make up the numbers, and the board won’t want the club to lose any money on a potential transfer fee if Armstrong decides to run his contract done.
Teams in the Premier League will be interested in the player and if the Hoops can get around £5-8million for the player it’ll be good bit of business.
In other Celtic news, Craig Gordon has admitted that he was delighted to see Rangers players unhappy after his performance in the Old Firm derby
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