Report: Celtic make loan bid for Manchester United star

Celtic have submitted an offer to sign Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher.

The Guardian report that Celtic have made a bid to sign Darren Fletcher from Manchester United on loan.

The Bhoys have been long-term admirers of Fletcher and, with the Daily Mail reporting his move to West Ham United has collapsed earlier today, they are trying to snap him up at the earliest possible opportunity.

Fletcher has been told that he is free to find a new club and Celtic feel that he could be an addition that improves their side hugely.

Ronny Deila's side may face a struggle to convince him to move to Parkhead though, as West Bromwich Albion are still reportedly leading the race for his signature.

Impact for Celtic?

Signing a player of Fletcher's magnitude would be a big coup for the Scottish champions and he should help to strengthen their squad considerably.

Celtic are aiming to win the domestic treble this season, while they have also made good progress in the Europa League and face a tie against Inter Milan in the last-32.

Fletcher's experience could prove vital in any success and he would likely play a prominent role from the moment he arrives, if the transfer goes through.

The prospect of having Scott Brown and Fletcher as a midfield partnership is a very exciting one for Celtic fans, and few teams would enjoy playing against such a combative duo.

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