Report: Celtic revive interest in Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, valued at £2.5 million

Celtic are hoping to sign Iceland international Kolbeinn Sigthorsson.

Celtic have revived their interest in Kolbeinn Sigthorsson, the Daily Record reports.

The Iceland international, 25, current plays for Nantes in France, although he is ready to leave this month having failed to settle after his summer move.

He linked up with the Ligue 1 side in the summer from Ajax, but has netted just two goals in 15 games, failing to replicate the form he has shown in the Eredivisie. 112 games brought a return of 46 goals with Ajax and Alkmaar, whilst he has 18 goals in 35 appearances for his international side.

Sigthorsson is now hoping to leave France after just six months, and the Bhoys are ready to sanction a move for him, after originally showing an interest in 2013.

The report claims that Neil Lennon personally scouted the forward when he was hoping to sign a striker, but no deal could be completed to bring Sigthorsson to Parkhead.

Ronny Deila is more confident of signing Sigthorsson now, and Nantes are willing to sanction his sale should they recoup much of the fee they paid for him over the summer.

Having paid Ajax £3m to bring him to France, Nantes will accept his sale for roughly £2.5 million. Celtic have yet to make a formal approach for Sigthorsson, but they should be ready to pay that low amount for a striker with a real eye for goal and the potential to grow even further over the coming years with the Bhoys.

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