Ronny Deila is interested in recruiting strikers for Celtic this summer and could do far worse than calling on Sheffield Wednesday attacker Stevie May.
The Bhoys are close to bolstering their frontline with the signing of Dundee United frontman Nadir Ciftci after agreeing a fee in the region of £1.5 million, according to the Daily Mail, and could look to add more ahead of the coming season.
May, who signed for Sheffield Wednesday from St. Johnstone last summer, would be an ideal target as he is a proven entity in Scotland despite failing to set the world alight in the Championship.
Although to label the forward a ‘flop’ would be harsh, the 22-year-old netted just seven goals in 39 Championship matches and recorded two assists – a poor record for such a highly-rated striker north of the border.
In comparison, in his last two seasons in Scotland, May had scored 53 goals in 89 games in all competitions.
Wednesday, who are now under new ownership and management to when May initially signed, will unlikely be too happy to make a loss on the forward but could listen should they receive what they paid.
The money spent by Celtic could be well worth it for two reasons: 1) they get a striker with a proven goal record in Scotland and 2) he’s unlikely to break the bank after his year in England.
Whether May wants a move back to Scotland after sampling life in England is another question. However, Celtic looks a good match for him should he leave South Yorkshire this summer.