Scottish broadcaster Peter Martin has delivered a further social media update on Celtic’s pursuit of Steven Fletcher.

The 33-year-old striker was offered a one-year deal by the Hoops (BBC) but it appears now that the move won’t be happening.

Fletcher during his Marseille days

Fletcher during his Marseille days (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

Earlier, we told you how Martin had revealed Stoke City were the front runners to land the Scotland international.

Now, it seems like the striker’s move to Glasgow could be off completely, per Martin’s latest tweet.

Does this open the door for Toney?

The obvious question is: Who are those “other options” Martin refers to?

 

The two names that have been most mentioned this summer so far are Albian Ajeti and Ivan Toney.

Both have decent pedigree after scoring plenty of goals in recent seasons, while they are also significantly younger than Fletcher.

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If Celtic have pulled out of the deal to sign Fletcher, it may mean that we’re about to get some positive news in the coming days.

Celtic target Ivan Toney

Celtic target Ivan Toney (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

At present, we are pretty reliant on talisman Odsonne Edouard. We know Leigh Griffiths has it in him to score goals, but he seems to be third choice behind the talented, but unproven Patryk Klimala.

A striker will be right at the top of Neil Lennon’s wish list this summer, with the only stipulation being that he scores goals.

If not Fletcher, then who?

In other news, Celtic’s fixture against Aberdeen in nine days could be in doubt after an Aberdeen player tested positive for coronavirus.

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