Sheffield Wednesday-linked Jelle Vossen open to Celtic move

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Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday target Jelle Vossen is open to a move to Scottish Premiership champions Celtic this summer.

KRC Genk striker Jelle Vossen has told The Scottish Sun that he is open to a move to Celtic this summer.

“Celtic is a club I admire — it is a big and great club,” the 26-year-old told The Scottish Sun. “When I was younger, I watched a lot of their games in the Champions League.

“Celtic have had great teams and some Belgian players have been over there already. We just have to wait and see what happens and what the future will bring. I will talk to Genk in the coming days.”

Good signing for Celtic?

Vossen has been on the books of Genk his entire career and has a contract until June 2017, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

The Belgium international played on loan for English Championship club Middlesbrough during the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign.

The 26-year-old scored eight goals and created 26 chances in 36 league appearances for Boro, helping them reach the playoff final.

Vossen, who often played in a deep-lying role, had a pass accuracy of 71% and a shot accuracy of 55%, and he won 37 headers, eight dribbles and 18 tackles.

Celtic are looking for a striker following the departure of loanee John Guidetti, and Vossen could be a good signing if the price is right.

According to The Scottish Sun, the Belgian is rated at £2 million, which is a decent transfer fee for someone who has done relatively well in the English Championship.

However, Scottish Premiership champions Celtic could face competition for the services of Vossen.

The Sun claims that Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday and Belgian outfit Club Brugge are all interested in the 26-year-old.

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