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EX-CELT WATT IN TANNADICE LINK

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FORMER Celtic striker Tony Watt has been linked with a move to Dundee United.

The frontman, who has been a free agent since leaving Belgian side OH Leuven in February, is adamant he is in “good condition”.

Reports suggest Tannadice boss Csaba Laszlo is keen to add the forward to his attacking options after already swooping for one-time Rangers and Dunfermline raider Nicky Clark and Craig Curran from Ross County.

Watt said: “I’ve been working hard during the close season. It’s good to have options to consider.”

The 24-year-old marksman burst onto the scene at Celtic after signing for £100,000 from Airdrie as a youngster and hit a memorable winner against Barcelona in 2012.

But Ronny Deila sent him on loan to Lierse in Belgium, where he had a bust-up with manager Stanley Menzo and was dumped into the club’s ‘B’ team. He then signed a five-year deal with Standard Liege, but left to join Charlton just five months later.

Loan spells followed at Cardiff, Blackburn and Hearts, where he netted just once in 16 games, before he moved back to Belgian football with Leuven.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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