Goalkeeper Liam Kelly has triggered a transfer release clause in his contract at Livingston, with Celtic said to be admirers of the player, as reported by The Scottish Sun.
Kelly has had a stand-out season in the Scottish Premiership and The Scottish Sun report the West Lothian side were keen to hold onto him for another year.
However, the shot-stopper has other ambitions and will now be leaving the club this summer.
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The paper reckon that Celtic, as well as a number of English Championship sides, are interested in signing him so it seems he’ll have plenty of options ahead of the new season.
Chances of regular first-team action at Celtic seem slim right now for any goalkeeper that isn’t Scott Bain but Kelly would have a realistic shot of becoming the number two goalkeeper at Celtic Park.
Dorus De Vries’ contract is up this summer, while Craig Gordon has been struggling with injury problems over the last few months and at 36 years old is getting on a bit, even for a ‘keeper.
The Hoops arguably need a young, hungry player in the position to truly test Bain and Kelly could be that man.
He helped Livingston keep an impressive 17 clean sheets last season as the club surprised everyone and comfortably avoided relegation to the Championship.
As a long-term replacement for Gordon, the Hoops could do a lot worse and should move quickly for the player if they are interested, with the player unlikely to be available for long.