VETERAN Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd has revealed he tipped off old club Rangers about Celtic target Darlington Nagbe.
The twenty-six-year-old United States international star was at Parkhead last night to watch the Hoops lose 2-0 to Barcelona.
Nagbe has been one of the leading midfielders in the MLS in recent years after more than 200 appearances for Portland Timbers.
The playmaker was born in Liberia, but has 10 caps for the United States. He was shown around Parkhead before the Barca game and could seal a £1.5million deal in January.
Nagbe’s former Timbers team-mate Boyd admitted: “Darlington is a top player – he would be a great signing for Celtic if they could get him.
“I played with him for a season and, for me, he’s ideally suited to the British game. He’s a real athlete and has all the attributes needed for the top level.
“When I went back to Rangers I spoke to the coaching staff about him. I said he was a player they should look at, but nothing came of it. Maybe it was not the right time with everything going on at the club.
“To be fair, Darlington also didn’t have his American citizenship by then so it would have been complicated to get him over. Celtic will be doing well if they can sign him because he’s class.”