Burnley’s George Boyd is all set to leave Turf Moor this summer. The 31-year-old is out of contract, and has rejected a new one-year deal offered by the Premier League outfit.
According to reports from Birmingham Mail, Aston Villa, who have shown a keen interest in signing Boyd, are considering another approach for the winger.
Boyd, who made 39 appearances last season for the Clarets, is reportedly looking for a long term deal at his new club – but whether Villa can afford to match his demands, remains to be seen.
This also presents a window of opportunity for Celtic to make a move for the Scotland International this summer.
For a player of his ability, it will be a bargain if Celtic can land him without paying a penny.
Brendan Rodgers would be foolish not to attempt luring him to Parkhead especially with no fee involved.
Celtic also are keen to sign Patrick Roberts on a permanent deal, but the Manchester City winger wants to impress Pep Guardiola before making a final decision.
With his impending move to Celtic hanging in balance, the Bhoys should ensure that they are the beneficiaries.
Boyd spent much of the 2016/17 campaign on the right of midfield, but he is equally capable of playing on the left and through the middle.