Celtic should hijack Liverpool's move for self-confessed Bhoy and World Cup winner Kevin Grosskreutz

Kevin Grosskreutz 2013 Wilhelmshaven

The Galatasaray utility man is available at a cut price this summer.

Reports in Turkey today are suggesting that German World Cup winner Kevin Grosskreutz is all set to leave Turkish side Galatasaray, despite only joining the club in the summer.

Grosskreutz has not featured once for the Turkish side since leaving Borussia Dortmund in the summer and is now said to be up for sale. He was not registered in time by Galatasaray for the first-half of the season and he has become disillusioned with the situation.

Takvim are reporting that Grosskreutz is no longer in Turkey and that Grosskreutz has agreed a three-year-deal with Liverpool.

The report goes on to claim that a deal will be agreed as soon as Liverpool and Gala come to an agreement over price - with the Turkish side wanting €2.5 million (£1.8 million) for the German international.

That is a bargain for a player of his standing and Celtic should certainly consider making their case known.

Celtic is well-known to be one of the player's favourite clubs.

Back in March 2014 he spoke about his fondness for The Bhoys. He told The Sun, as reported by The Scotsman, that he has a great affinity for the Glasgow club and has even been pictured at Celtic games.

Whilst the reports are out there no deal can have possibly gone through until next month and Celtic would be wise to get in touch with Gala and match the asking price.

Why would Grosskreutz, a World Cup winner, reject Liverpool for Celtic? Simple answer, playing time.

He barely had a sniff at Dortmund last season and the shambles in Turkey means he has not played a game since February.

After recovery from an ankle injury the last thing he now wants is to become a squad player at Liverpool. Celtic could offer him regular football and star footing at Parkhead.

He would be a signing that is certainly off track for Ronny Deila's usual dealings but Celtic will be missing a trick if they do not take this opportunity.

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