Report: Celtic tipped to take gamble on struggling Sunderland star

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Celtic have been tipped to make a loan move for Sunderland's Charis Mavrias.

The Sunderland Echo has reported that Celtic are fighting to try and sign Charis Mavrias from Sunderland.

Their report claims Celtic scouts were at the under-21 game against Manchester United earlier this week, with the Black Cats keen for him to leave on loan to gain more first team experience.

It’s a gamble if Celtic go for the move because Chavrias hasn’t made an appearance for the Sunderland first team this season.

Therefore, he’s likely to be extremely rusty though the Bhoys present the chance for him to play consistently in a top flight league as well as presenting the possibility of Europa League football.

The Echo’s report claims three Championship sides are also interested in doing a deal for him, which would seemingly hand Celtic the advantage because of the exposure they could offer the youngster.

The 20-year-old offers Ronny Deila something different in a wider position, which could tip the balance of the SPL title race towards the Bhoys over the second half of the campaign.

A loan deal would also remove the time pressure on Celtic to do a deal.

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