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LENNON ON A WING AND A SLAYER

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CELTIC boss Neil Lennon has revealed he is looking for a winger before the transfer window closes at midnight on Friday.

The Hoops gaffer also admitted Ivorian midfielder Ismaila Soro’s move has been delayed due to a “hold-up with the paperwork”.

Lennon also dismissed reports he wants to take Hibs’ Australian international flanker Martin Boyle to the champions.

The Irishman confirmed he does still want to sign a wide Bhoy and told the Daily Record: “I know Martin well. He did great for me at Hibs, but it’s complete speculation. It’s people putting two and two together and getting five.

“At the minute, there are no real names I can come forward with. We’re working away diligently to see if we can get a quality winger in with a little bit of experience, as well.”

The Parkhead outfit, who play hosts to Ross County at a 60,000 sell-out stadium this afternoon, have allowed Scott Sinclair to move to Preston North End while another winger, Lewis Morgan, is heading for David Beckham’s MLS outfit Inter Miami once he receives a visa.

Young Aussie Daniel Arzani, whose loan deal from Manchester City expires in June, and Ukrainian Marian Shved are waiting for their opportunity, too, but Lennon is looking for experience in the second half of a crucial campaign with the team going for nine in a row.

He added Celtic’s move for anchorman Soro has been delayed, but he hopes to have him in Glasgow in the near future.

The champions have agreed a £2million deal with his Israeli side Bnei Yehuda and the 21-year-old is set to join on a four-and-a-half-year deal.

Soro has already completed his medical, but Lennon admitted: “We were hoping he was going to be here today, but there was a hold up with the paperwork. It will probably be early next week.”

 

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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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