Report: Celtic have already held talks with Lyle Taylor's representatives

By John McGinley

July 14, 2020

Celtic have already held tentative talks with the representatives of Lyle Taylor as a variety of clubs continue to show interest in the striker, The Daily Record reports.

The paper believes that both the Scottish champions and Rangers have been in contact about signing the player this summer after his contract expired at Charlton Athletic.

Now, as many as ten clubs are said to be keen on the 30-year-old, including Galatasaray, Nottingham Forest, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion.

Taylor scored 11 goals for relegation-threatened Charlton prior to the season’s suspension in March but refused to extend his contract and allow the club to use him after the action resumed.

Celtic already have Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths, Patryk Klimala and Vakoun Bayo as striking options.

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However, having opted to use a two-man attack this year, Neil Lennon may feel extra quality is required, especially with fitness doubts surrounding Griffiths and Bayo not yet making an impressive impact.

Reported Celtic target Lyle Taylor in action for Charlton / (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

Taylor is 30-years-old and although he’s never competed at the elite level has a proven track record of scoring in the English and Scottish lower leagues.

He also scored 11 goals in 35 Scottish Premiership appearances at Partick Thistle.

When it comes to experienced players who are available for no transfer fee and can add depth to the squad, he may be one of the better options on the market this summer.