Celtic are interested in signing Manchester City winger Brandon Barker, according to The Daily Mail.
The paper say that having worked with the player at Hibernian, Hoops boss Neil Lennon is keen on adding him to his squad this summer on a permanent basis, with City likely to cut ties with the 22-year-old ahead of his contract expiring next year.
Barker was an effective performer on loan for Hibs in the 2017/18 season, possessing pace and attributes suited to direct wing play.
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His attacking contribution was far below the levels Celtic are accustomed to though and he is unlikely to be an improvement on any of the squad players at Celtic Park already.
It’s not the standard of target that many fans have been hoping for ahead of the transfer window opening and it’s fair to say it’s a report that hasn’t gone down well.
These supporters have taken to Twitter over the last 24 hours to share their thoughts on the potential deal…
Brandon Barker looks like a goer. Grim.
— Kieran Caw (@Kieran_Celtic) June 5, 2019
He isn’t better than what we already have. It’s strange signing if it’s a goer.
— LouMun 67 ⚽️???????? (@lfmunro) June 5, 2019
Winger number 8. And a crap one at that, worse than the other 7. Blocks the development of Johnston, Dembele and Okoflex.
— Gary H (@Garyham67) June 5, 2019
Couldn’t get a regular game for Hibs. Brutal signing.
— Scott Mackay ? (@Mackay1981) June 5, 2019
Life in the slow lane indeed.
— 8incoming (@Itswayoverthere) June 5, 2019
Jesus H Christ. Did okay for Hibs but never Celtic class. This is all sounding pretty ominous.
— Marc McArdle (@marcmcardle1) June 5, 2019
Are we about to self destruct in our quest for profit
— James law (@Jimmilaw) June 5, 2019
Actually felt Brandon Barker was a fine player for Hibs, but reading about how he has failed to get anywhere near the Preston team is grim reading for a potential Celtic signing.
— TJDSBlog (@TJDSBlog) June 5, 2019