Report: Celtic pursuing Portland Timbers' Fanendo Adi, giant striker has £2.5m asking price

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Celtic are reportedly pursuing Portland Timbers hitman Fanendo Adi, as are Cardiff City.

According to Danish newspaper BT, Portland Timbers' former Copenhagen striker Fanendo Adi is attracting interest from Celtic.

Adi, 25, has had a nomadic career so far, playing for Trencin (Slovakia), Metalurh Donetsk, Dynamo Kiev and Tavriya Simferopol (Ukraine), back to Trencin and then on to Denmark with Copenhagen.

Having failed to really settle anywhere, Adi moved on to Portland Timbers in MLS back in 2014, initially on loan before sealing a permanent move.

The giant Nigerian striker, who stands at 6ft 4in tall, has become one of the most dangerous goalscorers in Major League Soccer, hitting 25 goals in just 57 games for the Timbers.

Now though, his exploits across the pond appear to have attracted interest, with Danish newspaper BT reporting that a host of clubs are pursuing the former Copenhagen man.

It's stated that Celtic are keen on Adi, with Ronny Deila still looking to improve his attacking options, whilst clubs like Rubin Kazan, Cardiff City, Werder Bremen, Sporting Lisbon and even Shanghai SIPG are also looking to land Adi.

BT report that Portland are looking for a fee in the region of £2.5m for Adi, having already rejected £1.4m from Russian side Rubin Kazan - and with MLS in its offseason, clubs will be hoping to tempt Portland into a sale during this month's transfer window.

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