Should Leeds United make move for Will Grigg?

Wigan's Will Grigg in action with Walsall's Paul Downing

The Wigan Athletic striker has been linked with Celtic in the summer transfer window.

Northern Ireland's Conor Washington, William Grigg and Kyle Lafferty pose for photos before they leave for Euro 2016

Will Grigg had a fantastic season for Wigan Athletic in 2015-16 and was a key figure in their promotion back to the Championship.

The 24-year-old striker scored as many as 28 goals for Wigan, who returned to the second tier of English football as League One champions.

The former Brentford man was also included in the Northern Ireland squad for the ongoing 2016 European Championship in France.

Grigg is a very popular footballer, with the chant ‘Will Grigg's On Fire’ going viral and even has a fan page on social networking site Twitter with 40,000 followers.

Well-known figures, such as Manchester United legend Eric Cantona, have sung ‘Will Grigg's On Fire’ (click here to read more).

The 24-year-old did not get a chance to showcase his quality in France, but it does not undermine his popularity or his achievements of last season.

Will Grigg celebrates scoring the first goal for Wigan Athletic

Celtic are reportedly interested in signing Grigg in the summer transfer window, with The Belfast Telegraph claiming earlier this month that manager Brendan Rodgers is considering making a move for the former Walsall striker.

The Bhoys do need a striker, and so do Leeds United, which is why they should consider making a move for the Wigan star.

True, Grigg was playing in League One last season, but that does not mean that he will not be a success in the Championship.

Moreover, there are not too many proven Championship goalscorers that Leeds can attract this summer.

Wigan's Will Grigg in action with Walsall's Paul Downing

Chris Wood is Leeds’s main striker at the moment, and the West Yorkshire outfit need another player with a decent goalscoring record for a top-six finish in the Championship next season.

Lee Erwin did not impress much in his 11 Championship appearances for Leeds during the 2015-16 campaign, while Souleymane Doukara, who can play as a striker or as a winger, is not consistent or good enough.

Given that Wigan will feature in the Championship next season, they may not be willing to sell Grigg to Leeds, whose aim will be to finish in the playoffs.

However, the Whites should at least consider making an approach for Grigg, who seems to be rated highly by Celtic and Newcastle United, who are keeping tabs on the striker, according to The Shields Gazette.

Northern Ireland's Will Grigg attends a news conference

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