Report: Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths at Dens Park to seal Dundee switch

By Euan Davidson

August 31, 2021

Leigh Griffiths has arrived at Dens Park to seal a loan move from Celtic to Dundee.

The former Scotland striker, according the The Courier, has arrived to meet his teammates and complete a medical. The 31-year-old’s imminent move should be announced by both parties relatively shortly.

Griffiths, far out of the picture at Celtic despite agreeing a new deal in the summer, would be making his return to Dens Park. The striker played at the club between 2009 and 2011, before making a lucrative move to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Courier believe that Griffiths will join the Dundee squad for training today. A deal between the parties was agreed last night.

Griffiths to Dundee: a good deal for Celtic, the striker and his next club

Given the options ahead of him at Celtic, and another ruined pre-season, it’s best for the club to have sought a move for Griffiths. Dundee, where he played to great success over a decade ago, seem a good fit.

After all, he’d be joining a friend in James McPake. Not only that, it’s somewhere where he’ll be needed. Dundee have struggled for goals thus far in the Scottish Premiership.

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An on-form Griffiths, then, seems like just the right option for the Taysiders.

With just a year left on his deal, it seems likely this is the best route for Celtic to part ways with Griffiths. Should he have a successful season and get back in the Scotland picture, then all the better for him.

The Bhoys, meanwhile, have Kyogo Furuhashi firing on all cylinders. Georgios Giakoumakis looks set to join, although former talisman Odsonne Edouard looks sure to join Premier League outfit Crystal Palace.

According to reports, Albian Ajeti may also be allowed to leave on loan. Whether Celtic bring in another striker to bolster the ranks is yet to be seen, however.

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