Celtic have made an official enquiry for Leeds United target

Molineux

Celtic have reportedly made an official enquiry for Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Leigh Griffiths with Leeds United tied-up in a long running takeover saga.

Sky Sports sources have confirmed that Celtic have made an official enquiry for highly-rated Scotland international Leigh Griffiths.

The former Dundee striker has been in terrific form this season and is currently the top scorer at the Molinuex, netting 13 goals in 32 games.

It's not been a straight forward success for the 23-year-old after being signed by Mick McCarthy in 2011. He has had to endure double relegations with Wolves, despite not playing a single league game and spent the majority of his time contracted to the club on loan at Hibernian.

He quickly became renowned as one of the top strikers in Scotland, scoring 39 goals in 78 games and winning prestigious awards along the way. 

His form eventually caught the eye of SPL giants Celtic and so began a tedious game of cat and mouse and Wolves' reluctance to sell in the summer meant he began his first proper campaign in Black and Gold.

However, with Griffiths still producing high quality displays, the interest from Celtic hasn't deterred and Leeds United had also been said to be in the running. 

Leeds United's long running takeover saga has damaged their effectiveness in the transfer market and despite signing Cameron Stewart and Jimmy Kebe, they were blocked from tabling an offer for Brighton's [now Burnley's] Ashley Barnes.

In light of Leeds's troubles, it seems Celtic have decided to act fast and will hope to land the player in the next 8 days.

image: © tony.evans

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch