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CELTIC WOW SIGNING TARGET 

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CELTIC target Darlington Nagbe was in the stand at Parkhead last night to watch the Champions League encounter against Barcelona.

The Portland Timbers midfielder was flown in by the Hoops as Brendan Rodgers’ side lost 2-0 and toppled out of Europe for the remainder of the season.

But Nagbe was impressed enough by the team, the stadium and the support to put one word out on social media: “Wow!”

The player, who was given a guided tour of the ground, could become Rodgers’ sixth signing for the club.

He brought in Moussa Dembele, Scott Sinclair, Cristian Gamboa, Dorus de Vries and Kolo Toure in the summer.

Nagbe, who was born in Liberia, but moved to Ohio as a child, scored his first goal for the United States against Ecuador in May.

However, he recently dropped out of coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s squad prior to the German’s sacking.

Son of former Liberia captain Joe Nagbe, he became an American citizen last September and has been capped 10 times by the US.

There is an initial interest in the player and both parties are using his trip to Glasgow to decide if they want to pursue a deal.

Nagbe is valued in the region of £1.5million and is one of a number of midfielders under consideration by Rodgers, with frozen-out Crystal Palace star Jordon Mutch also on the radar.

The twenty-six powerhouse has spent his entire career in Portland and would be a cheaper option than Mutch, who could cost around £2.5million.

 
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