West Bromwich Albion are interested in signing Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong this summer, according to the Daily Record.
Baggies manager Darren Moore has an important few months ahead as he tries to shape a squad worthy of promotion back to the Premier League.
One man who has emerged as a potential target currently plies his trade in Glasgow as part of Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic squad.
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The Daily Record reports that top-flight sides Crystal Palace, Brighton and Southampton are also keen on the 26-year-old, who has earned six caps for the Scotland national team.
The publication claims that Celtic are open to offers as they want to avoid Armstrong leaving the club for nothing when his contract expires next summer.
Armstrong started just 15 Scottish Premiership matches last season and came off the bench in a further 12.
In 35 appearances in all competitions, the midfielder scored four goals, which is not the best return, but if given a regular starting spot, the Scotsman has it in his arsenal to find the back of the net.
Armstrong would certainly inject some creativity into West Brom’s team, and he can also pull the strings from the middle of the park or push further forward.
Game time would not be an issue for the midfielder, but the Baggies are at a disadvantage for being in the Championship.
It appears that a handful of Premier League outfits hold an interest in Armstrong, so the offer of playing top-flight football could be too strong to turn down.
From West Brom’s point of view, they should certainly argue their case, but if a lengthy bidding war ensues, they should perhaps consider other targets.