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Leeds should consider an audacious move for Celtic winger James Forrest

The Celtic winger is just what Leeds United need and his long-term future remains unclear.

Earlier this week Leeds United were linked with an audacious bid for Celtic midfielder Tom Rogic.

The Yorkshire Evening Post was among the publications claiming the Whites had targeted the Australian international as a potential January signing, but considering his importance to the Bhoys this season (and with a contract until 2017) a deal always seemed unlikely.

However, there is another Celtic player who Leeds should consider making a bid for, even if manager Ronny Deila is desperate to keep hold of him, too.

James Forrest has just six months remaining on his current contract and while Celtic are keen to tie him down to a new deal, Deila recently went on record  in comments published by the BBC to explain ongoing problems he had contacting the winger’s agent.

While Leeds have a few options on the wing now, Mustapha Carayol’s deal is only temporary while Jordan Botaka has quickly slipped down the pecking order, suggesting a permanent move for a player of Forrest’s considerable talent would be one worth contemplating.

After all, there is a possibility – no matter how slim – that Celtic could lose Forrest for free this summer, so what chance a cheeky bid from Leeds owner Massimo Cellino in the coming weeks.

Like Rogic, Forrest is an important player for Celtic, having appeared 25 times this season and 180 times in total. But the longer his future remains unclear, the more fans may worry that he could be snapped up elsewhere.

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