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According to David Anderson of the Daily Mirror, Celtic and Sheffield United have joined Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur in the race for Wigan Athletic striker Kyle Joseph.
– David Anderson (@MirrorAnderson) January 12, 2021
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The Spurs and Light Blues linked up with the Scotland Under-19 international earlier this week, and it’s no surprise that the Blades and Hoops are interested in the teenager as well.
With four goals to his name in 11 League One appearances so far this season, Joseph is showing his quality and enormous potential in front of goal, and it is only natural that he has caught the attention of the big shots.
The Scottish striker may agree to a pre-contract with clubs outside of England this month, and Celtic will be looking to overtake rivals Rangers and their Premier League suits to his signature sooner rather than later.
Neil Lennon’s men drew 1-1 at Hibernian last night, and are 21 points behind Steven Gerrard’s men with three games in hand.
Celtic could use some quality additions to their squad before the end of the January transfer window if they want to revive their bid for the Scottish Premiership title and keep their 10-in-a-row ambitions alive, and they shouldn’t hesitate to sign Joseph in case Wigan looks to cash in on it this month.
Sheffield Utd have found themselves at the bottom of the Premier League table after just two draws and 15 losses in 17 games, and lack of goals has played a huge role in their sorry streak.
Chris Wilder’s men have found the back of the net only eight times this season, and landing a quality striker this month is relevant if they want to increase their already slim chances of survival.
It remains to be seen if the Wigan boy can help both teams solve their problems, but it wouldn’t hurt to take a point on him.