Graham Potter plays down chances of Glenn Murray Premier League move

By Hamish Carton

January 17, 2020

Brighton and Hove Albion boss Graham Potter has played down the chances of Celtic linked forward Glenn Murray being sold to a rival Premier League club this month.

Earlier this month, we told you how the Hoops had been linked with the veteran striker.

The Scottish Mail on Sunday (05/01 print edition, page 128) said that Murray would likely be available on a short term loan due to his contract at the Premier League club being up in the summer.

Brighton forward Glenn Murray (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

Rather interestingly, the paper also reckoned that Neil Lennon could look to sign Murray even if he brought in another striker this month.

While Andraz Sporar was the candidate at that stage, you can easily substitute his name for Patryk Klimala now and the claim is still pretty intriguing.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Potter comments on potential Murray sale

On Murray, Brighton head coach Potter has recently admitted that “it doesn’t make sense” for the forward to be sold to a Premier League rival this month.

The Sussex Express have some quotes from the former Swansea City boss from Thursday.

“It doesn’t make sense to help the opposition,” Potter said ahead of his side’s home game against Aston Villa this weekend.

“You never know in football, of course, but Glenn was a sub for us and came on at Everton last week, so clearly he’s someone we think can help us.

Brighton head coach Graham Potter (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

“It doesn’t make too much sense to help someone we are competing against.

“Glenn is with us, I worked with him this morning and have no problems with him whatsoever.”

Celtic would have little to lose from Murray loan signing

Potter has pretty much ruled out letting Murray go to a fellow Premier League team this month, so could that open the door for Celtic?

Well, if the Mail’s original report is correct, then our gaffer is still keen to add another striker to the club. Given that Murray won’t be going to a top-flight English side, that really only leaves the Championship for us to battle against.

Glenn Murray against Everton (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The Brighton man hasn’t seen a great deal of football this season but he has netted 25 Premier League goals in his previous two campaigns.

Given that we already have younger blood like Odsonne Edouard and Klimala at the club, not too many fans would be against bringing Murray in as further back-up.

There would be little for the club to lose financially either. It’s a deal that seems to make a fair bit of sense.