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Report: Celtic keen on Aalesund striker Leke James, scout confirms seeing him play

The Nigerian attacker has been in good form recently for the Norwegian club.

It has been rumoured this week that Celtic have had scouts checking on the progress of Nigerian striker Leke James. The 22-year-old has been in excellent form for Norwegian side Aalesund this season – scoring 10 goals in 24 league appearances.

Now Norwegian paper Sunnmorposten has confirmed that Celtic have indeed been scouting the striker.

The first reports came after Celtic scout Oyvind C. Johansen was recently spotted at a game between Aalesund and Tromso in the Norwegian league.

He confirmed he was present at the game to the Norwegian paper but would not confirm going to see James in particular.

However SMP claim that James was the main reason for his visit as Celtic look to see if he has the right qualities to play in Scottish football.

Celtic have of course brought in plenty of players from Scandinavia in the past and the manager Ronny Deila will know James well from his time managing in his native Norway.

Whether or not he has the skillset to swap Norway for Scotland is yet unknown but it certainly seems as though Celtic are keen on keeping tabs on the player.

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