Scottish giants battle for Crawley winger Gwion Edwards

Crawley Broadfield Stadium

HITC Sport understands Celtic and Rangers eye Welsh winger.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers poses after the press conference

Celtic and Rangers are ready to battle it out for Crawley Town winger Gwion Edwards, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Edwards has attracted the interest of a number of clubs in England and Scotland after catching the eye at Crawley during the last two seasons.

Norwich City's Russell Martin (L) in action with Crawley Town's Gwion Edwards

The 23-year-old scored eight goals for Crawley last season and was one of their rare bright spots in a disappointing campaign for the club.

New Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is well aware of Edwards with the midfielder having come through the ranks at Swansea, but he failed to make a senior appearance for the club during his time at the Liberty Stadium.

Wales' Gwion Edwards and England's James Ward Prowse (L) in action

Edwards is not stranger to Scottish clubs having enjoyed two separate loan spells at St Johnstone while he was at Swansea before leaving the Welsh club for Crawley in the summer of 2014.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

Celtic and Rangers are looking to add to their attacking options this summer and are actively monitoring the former Wales under-21 international's situation.

Crawley are reluctant to lose Edwards this summer and have placed a price tag of £200,000 on the player's head, but they could end up losing Edwards for nothing next summer as he could sign a pre-contract with Celtic or Rangers in January.

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