Celtic favourites to land Championship star ahead of Leeds, Nottingham Forest

Huddersfield midfielder Oliver Norwood is 4/1 favourite for a move North of the boarder to Celtic.

Celtic are heavy favourites to land Huddersfield Town star Oliver Norwood, ahead of competition from Leeds United and Nottingham Forest, who both sit at 33/1.

Norwood, 22, is a former Manchester United academy player, and has been at Huddersfield since 2012 after rejecting a contract from United to pursue first team football.  He has since become a integral part of Huddersfield's side - playing 68 games in his 18 months at the club, scoring 6 goals.

This season has seen the Huddersfield player come out of his shell, and Norwood has become one of the Championship's top box-to-box midfielders - hitting 884 passes, making 52 tackles, along with 19 goalscoring opportunities and 33 shots all in his 17 appearances.

Celtic has made a reputation of 'stealing' top Championship talent, having signed Kris Commons (Derby), Gary Hooper (Scunthorpe) and Joe Ledley (Cardiff City), amongst others. And now The Bhoys look to have more in their sight with links with Craig Bryson (Derby), Ross McCormack (Leeds United) and now Huddersfield's Oliver Norwood in the past couple of months.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has previously confirmed that the money is available, and that the club will be looking predominately at British based players in the January transfer window. 

With Huddersfield looking unlikely to mount a push for Promotion, then Celtic (and Champions League football next season) could look like a very attractive proposition for Norwood - if Lennon decides to pull the trigger on the player.

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