Tam McManus says Steven Fletcher wants a move to Celtic

By John McGinley

July 25, 2020

Tam McManus has claimed today that former Hibernian and Premier League striker Steven Fletcher is keen on a move to Celtic this summer, writing on his Twitter account.

McManus, currently a pundit with Hibs TV and PLZ Soccer, played with Fletcher at Easter Road and reckons he is eager to finally make a move to Celtic Park.

He said: “Have it on good authority that Steven Fletcher is very keen on a move to Celtic. Just moved back up here and bought a place in Glasgow. 33 but great pro/fit as a fiddle. Available on a free. Wages wouldn’t be an issue. Surely would do job at Parkhead even as cover for Edouard?”

Fletcher was most recently at Sheffield Wednesday but left the Championship side after rejecting a new contract (swfc.co.uk).

He scored 38 goals in 136 appearances for the Owls (Transfermarkt) after spells at Marseille, Sunderland, Wolves and Burnley.

A healthy 13 of those efforts came in the English second-tier last season.

The Scotland international is a famous former Celtic transfer target.

Hibs refused to sell him to the Bhoys in 2009 after a bid was made for his services and he ended up moving to England (Scottish Sun).

Now 11 years down the line, could he still do a job for the Scottish champions?

Celtic need a bit of attacking cover following Leigh Griffiths’ problems this summer, alongside another injury to Vakoun Bayo.

Steven Fletcher is said to want a move to Celtic / (Photo by Lee Parker – CameraSport via Getty Images)

He may not be the most inspiring target linked with a switch to Celtic Park but on a free and as back-up to Odsonne Edouard and Patryk Klimala, there are worse options out there and it would relatively risk-free.

Clearly there is no indication of Celtic interest in the player yet.

It’ll be interesting to see if that now develops over the next few days.

In other news, Wolfsberger are resigned to losing Hoops target Shon Weissman this summer.