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Celtic Vying With Rangers For West Ham Starlet After Impressive Loan Spell

Marcus Browne

Celtic are keeping tabs on West Ham attacking midfielder Marcus Browne, according to reports in the English media.

The 21-year-old has one year remaining on his contract at the London Stadium, and he could be offloaded if he doesn’t impress manager Manuel Pellegrini in pre-season training.

Browne does, though, have a number of potential suitors, with Rangers and English Championship side Fulham both monitoring the midfielder’s situation.

The playmaker made a good impression whilst out on loan at Oxford United in League One last season.

Despite being played out of position on the left wing, Browne scored nine goals and provided five assists in 44 games for the English club.

Whether he could make the step up to the Scottish Premiership, it remains to be seen. Celtic are also considering a move for David Turnbull and Browne may well be seen as a potential alternative to the Scottish Young Player of the Year.

Motherwell are said to be demanding £3m for the 19-year-old, which is reportedly above the Hoops’ valuation of the player.