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Celtic linked with £10m former Scotland striker

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Jordan Rhodes is the latest striker to be linked with a January move to Celtic.

Neil Lennon was keen to bring the former Scotland cap to Celtic during his first spell in charge of Celtic but was priced out of another Gary Hooper type move.

Blackburn paid £8m for Rhodes in the summer of 2012- a record fee outside the Premiership at the time- with further moves of £9m to Middlesbrough and £10m to Sheffield Wednesday in 2017.

Tonight The Sun reports:

CELTIC are looking to sign striker Jordan Rhodes on loan to bolster their push for a fourth Treble and Europa League run. The Hoops could snap up the ex-Scotland cap after he made a goalscoring return for Sheffield Wednesday last week.

Neil Lennon wants a striker as back-up for Odsonne Edouard, with Celts facing a tough run of games in two domestic competitions, as well as in Europe. Rhodes does not know if he is in Wednesday’s plans this season, despite scoring a hat-trick at Nottingham Forest following a long spell in the shadows.

The Owls are looking for a new striker on loan, increasing the chances of Rhodes, 29, being made available for a temporary move away. Wigan are also thought to be keen on Rhodes, but the Latics, who are bottom of the Championship, may not be able to afford his wages.

Alan Nixon who broke the story has strong contacts in the north of England and specialises in transfer stories.

Sheffield Wednesday are desperate to cut costs with EFL Financial Fair Play rules having to be met.

Celtic have been linked with a number of strikers over the last week, if Rhodes is available he’s bound to be of interest to Lennon but is unlikely to be the first choice to provide competition to Odsonne Edouard.

Rhodes won the last of his 14 Scotland caps in a friendly against Canada in March 2017.

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