MICHAEL DUFFY could be heading for the Celtic exit with a move to Dundalk lined up before the transfer window closes.
The 22-year-old Irish striker has yet to play a first team game for the Hoops after Ronny Deila signed him in a £150,000 deal from Derry City two years ago.
He scored three goals while on a temporary contract at Alloa last season, but had a loan spell with Dundee terminated before the tun of the year.
Duffy failed to impress Dens Park boss in eight Premiership appearances. He scored one goal in a Betfred League Cup-tie.
League of Ireland champions Dundalk may initially want the left-sided attacker on a loan deal or move to make the contract permanent.
Duffy refused to applaud Sevco Rangers onto the park after they had won a minor title and then went on to score a screamer in the match at Ibrox in which same old Alloa picked up a point thanks to the young Celt.
Duffy may catch up with former Celtic cult hero Paddy McCourt at the Irish aces, as CQN reported this week.
The 33-year-old Northern Ireland attacker was signed by former Hoops boss Gordon Strachan for £250,000 from Derry City in 2008.
He became a fans’ favourite, despite playing a mere 66 league games and scoring only nine goals in five years before he was released to join Barnsley.
McCourt will spend the next couple of weeks taking part in Dundalk’s pre-season preparations as Stephen Kenny monitors his fitness before making a decision on a full-time contract.