Celtic fans vote overwhelmingly in favour of signing Sunderland striker

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In a poll conducted by the Daily Record, Celtic fans have made it clear that they'd like the club to sign Steven Fletcher.

After a slow start to life under new manager Ronny Deila, Celtic finally appear to be hitting their groove as we pass the first quarter of the season.

The 1-0 home defeat to Hamilton seems to have sparked Celtic into life, with six wins from the last seven games in all competitions.

Striker John Guidetti has been a big reason for the upturn in results, with the Swede smashing nine goals in just ten games since signing on loan from Manchester City on deadline day.

A permanent deal has been speculated in the press, but with City reportedly looking for between £3m and £5m for his services, Celtic could be priced out of a move.

That would leave Deila desperately seeking a replacement, and Sunderland's Steven Fletcher could be a name in the frame in that situation.

The Scottish international last played north of the border back in 2009 when he left Hibernian for Burnley, but this week he admitted that not only has he been close to joining Celtic before, but he would like to sign for the club in the future.

"There has been talk a fair few times but it’s never actually happened," he said. "It did get close. When I was frustrated with injuries and not playing, I sometimes thought this is home for me and I want to come back. Of course I do want to come home, it just depends when."

The Daily Record subsequently ran a poll, where Celtic fans could vote on the possibility of Fletcher joining the club - and the results were overwhelmingly one-sided.

66% of fans have voted that they want to see Fletcher sign for the club, saying he'd be an excellent signing. Just 21% voted no because he's too injury prone, whilst 13% were non-Celtic fans and said they didn't care either way.

With two-thirds of all voters saying that Fletcher would be a good signing, it seems that the fans want him to arrive too - but Sunderland will no doubt want to keep him at the Stadium of Light.

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