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Celtic and Leeds striker target Lee Erwin told the press last month he was going nowhere

The Motherwell striker is clearly hoping to stay at Motherwell.

Plenty of teams have recently been linked with the signature of Motherwell attacker Lee Erwin.

It was reported by The Sun earlier in the week that SPL champions Celtic were keen on his signature. The report claimed Celtic wanted to bring in some more homegrown talent, with the 21-year-old high on their agenda.

They were however not the only team keen. It was reported by The Sun just a day later that Leeds United were also keen on the player.

But the links to Leeds and Celtic have come long after the player himself made it clear to press in Scotland that he is not going to be leaving the club.

He told the Glasgow Evening Times at the end of last month:

"My contract is up at the end of May.

I'm now just trying to play as many games as I can and help the team out with my performances. I want to make sure Motherwell stay in the Premiership and take it from there.

"In my opinion, this is the right place for me to be, definitely. I'm a local lad and live just five minutes from Fir Park. I have been here for nine years and it's been good for me."

It would represent a massive turnaround from the player if he decided to give up on Motherwell, U-turning on the club he clearly suggested that he would be staying at just a few weeks ago.

The lure of Celtic, currently the biggest club in Scotland, would certainly tempt him. He also has the option to head to Leeds, and play in English football.

His contract is up in May and it will be interesting to see if he sticks to his word.

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