Celtic near signing ‘luxury’ playmaker, Nottingham Forest to overlook out

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Celtic are closing in on a fifth January signing with Charlotte FC midfielder Riley McGree believed to be closing in on a transfer to Parkhead.

That’s according to the Daily Mail, who declare that Celtic are set to win the race to signal McGree this month.

It’s said that Celtic are closing in on a deal, ahead of Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest.

McGree is owned by Charlotte FC however has been on mortgage with Birmingham for 18 months, changing into a fan favorite at St Andrews.

McGree has bagged three targets and two assists for Birmingham, and while it was anticipated that he would return to star for Charlotte FC, he’s now Celtic-bound.

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Who is Celtic goal McGree?

McGree, 23, was a scorching prospect in Australia with Adelaide United earlier than heading to Belgium with Club Brugge.

With no appearances for Club Brugge, the transfer didn’t fairly work out. After mortgage spells at Newcastle Jets and Melbourne City, McGree rejoined Adelaide United completely.

McGree’s greatest second got here in 2018, scoring a surprising scorpion kick that resulted in being nominated for the Puskas Award.

Now with seven caps for Australia, McGree seems to have a giant future forward of him – and Celtic boss Postecoglou can be properly conscious of his potential.

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McGree provides depth for Postecoglou

With David Turnbull injured, Celtic wanted so as to add one other playmaker to assist Postecoglou’s setup.

Yes, Celtic have Tom Rogic too, however including one other quantity 10 who can play in a few completely different roles was key.

McGree can do precisely that. The Celtic-bound ace has performed as a quantity 10, a central midfielder and as a large participant at Birmingham.

That versatility is right for Postecoglou, and Birmingham boss Lee Bowyer has branded McGree a ‘luxury player’ that can be keen to place within the work.

That little bit of magic in McGree’s recreation may make him a Celtic hero – and particularly if he’ll put within the arduous yards too.

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