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Celtic Face Fight With Stoke For £2.5m Rated Midfield General

Romain Sawyers

Celtic are weighing up a move for Brentford midfielder Romain Sawyers, according to reports in the Scottish media.

The 27-year-old is now in the final twelve months of his contract at Griffin Park and could be available for only £2.5m.

Stoke City are, though, likely to battle the Hoops for Sawyers, but there won’t be competition from another potential suitor after Aston Villa decided against making a move for the player.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is keen to recruit another midfielder following the collapse of David Turnbull’s switch to Parkhead.

Sawyers did not score a goal for Brentford last campaign but did make seven assists in 42 league appearances.

He is capable of playing in a number of positions, having played in central midfield, as a number 10, on the wing as well as up front during his career.

Sawyers is, though, most comfortable in central midfield and would also be a useful replacement for Olivier Ntcham who has stated that he wants to leave Celtic Park this summer.