Report: Rodgers wants Celtic reunion with Jonny Hayes, but he could follow Derek McInnes to Sunderland

Aberdeen's Jonathan Hayes in action with Celtic's Patrick Roberts

Celtic are reportedly interested in signing Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes.

Aberdeen's Jonathan Hayes in action with Celtic's Patrick RobertsAberdeen's Jonathan Hayes in action with Celtic's Patrick Roberts

According to the Daily Mail, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is interested in Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes – but Birmingham City are also interested.

Aberdeen lost their Scottish Cup final clash with Celtic on Saturday afternoon, though it was winger Hayes who opened the scoring for the Dons, smashing home Niall McGinn's corner.

Aberdeen's Jonathan Hayes looks dejected after a missed chanceAberdeen's Jonathan Hayes looks dejected after a missed chance

Celtic did end up winning the game through goals from Stuart Armstrong and Tom Rogic, but it seems that Hayes could end up playing in the green and white hoops next season.

The Daily Mail report that Celtic are interested in signing winger Hayes, whilst Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp travelled to watch the wide man in action at Hampden Park.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnesAberdeen manager Derek McInnes

It's also claimed that Hayes could end up following Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes to Sunderland should the Scot make the move to the Stadium of Light, whilst Cardiff City also remain interested in his signature.

Hayes, 29, joined Aberdeen from Inverness Caledonian Thistle in 2012, and hit nine goals and 13 assists in the league this season, and he even earned his first start for the Republic of Ireland earlier this year.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates winning the Scottish Cup Final with the trophyCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates winning the Scottish Cup Final with the trophy

A move to Celtic would be particularly fascinating given that Hayes knows manager Brendan Rodgers from his time in the Reading youth setup, with Rodgers even revealing to The Scotsman earlier this month that he urged Hayes to reject Celtic for Reading at a young age.

Now, Celtic could move to land Hayes to boost their wide options, but moves to Birmingham, Cardiff or even Sunderland could bring him greater first-team football, potentially leaving him with a huge decision to make.

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