Celtic: Hoops set to battle for Taylor

Image for Celtic: Hoops set to battle for Taylor

Scottish giants Celtic are reportedly ready to battle with a host of clubs – which include Bournemouth, Fulham, Brentford and Nottingham Forest – in their attempt to sign Charlton Athletic forward Lyle Taylor.

Journalist Jim White recently tweeted about Taylor, confirming the interest of many clubs in the striker.

1 of 10

Starting with an easy one: which Italian club did Nakamura join Celtic from?

West Bromwich Albion and Celtic’s Old Firm rivals have also been linked with a move for Montserrat international Taylor in recent months. Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday were also reported to have been interested.

Taylor has been a regular for Charlton in the Championship this season. He has made 22 appearances in the league and has scored as many as 11 goals, while picking up a single assist as well (per Transfermarkt).

Can Lyle Taylor replace Odsonne Edouard?



No, Edouard is better

No, Edouard is better

The 30-year-old’s current deal at Charlton runs out at the end of this month, with Lee Bowyer having already confirmed that the striker has refused to play for the club for the remainder of the Championship season. He is also not going to sign a new deal at the club.

TIF Thoughts…

Taylor’s numbers show that he can be a reliable goalscorer. Celtic already have Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths and Patryk Klimala as their striker options. But Edouard has been linked with moves to Arsenal and Leicester in recent months and that is proof of the fact that his future is uncertain at Parkhead.

Taylor has contributed to 36 goals in just 67 games for Charlton and that goes to show that Celtic would perhaps be able to depend on him to find the back of the net. So if the Hoops lose Edouard, signing Taylor may not be a bad idea. The fact that he will be a free agent will make it easier for them to sign him.

Share this article

European Football Writer. Contributed for FootballItalia, Manchester United, Manchester Evening News, Calciomercato, GFFN and more.