Leeds United have contacted Celtic regarding a deal for Leigh Griffiths, according to Football Insider.

The Whites look like they have firmed up their reported interest by making contact via intermediaries for the Scotland international.

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The recent report claims that Celtic won’t be loaning out the 29-year-old this month, but could be tempted into selling the forward in a permanent deal.

The latest story claims that the Hoops valued Griffiths at over £20 million in the past, however, that figure has now come down in the region of £10-12 million.


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Griffiths’ current deal expires in 2022, and we feel as though the Hoops’ £10-12 million valuation is spot on.

The striker has been a great servant to the club during his five-and-a-half-year stay, netting 110 goals and winning 12 major honours.

However, whether or not Celtic should sell is an interesting debate.

Leeds are desperate for another striker following Eddie Nketiah’s return to Arsenal, and with the deadline just days away, we feel as though Celtic shouldn’t be pulled into negotiations with the Championship heavyweights looking to bring a potential fee down.

Lennon’s goal for the January window was to strengthen his striking options with additions, and after doing that by adding Patryk Klimala, he’d be cancelling that out by selling Griffiths, so we’re undecided as to whether or not the Hoops should sell the experienced striker this month.

Should Celtic sell Griffiths?

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