Report: West Brom contact Celtic about signing Stuart Armstrong, could capitalise on contract situation

Rangers' Emerson Hyndman in action with Celtic's Stuart Armstrong

West Bromwich Albion have reportedly made their move for Celtic's Stuart Armstrong.

According to the Daily Mail, West Bromwich Albion have now spoken to Celtic about securing a deal for midfielder Stuart Armstrong.

The Baggies tied up their second first-team addition of the summer earlier today, as defender Ahmed Hegazy joined the club on a season-long loan deal from Al Ahly, with Jay Rodriguez also joining the club earlier this month.

Rangers' Emerson Hyndman in action with Celtic's Stuart ArmstrongRangers' Emerson Hyndman in action with Celtic's Stuart Armstrong

Now, manager Tony Pulis will be on the lookout for more new signings to bolster his squad, and a creative midfielder may be on his radar to complement the more combative Jake Livermore and Claudio Yacob.

The Daily Mail now report that West Brom have made contact with Celtic about a possible deal for midfielder Stuart Armstrong, who has excelled under Brendan Rodgers.

Armstrong, 25, was signed by Ronny Deila back in February 2015, but the former Dundee United man failed to hit top form under Deila, as he registered just six goals in 56 appearances for the Bhoys.

However, the arrival of Rodgers has seen Armstrong develop into one of Celtic's most important players, and he finished last season with 17 goals in 47 games in all competitions, whilst also making his Scotland debut.

Celtic's Stuart Armstrong in action with Rangers' Danny WilsonCeltic's Stuart Armstrong in action with Rangers' Danny Wilson

Now though, Celtic risk losing Armstrong, as the midfielder has so far failed to sign a new contract with the club, and he could walk away for nothing in the summer of 2018, when his contract expires.

The Bhoys are desperately attempting to tie Armstrong down to a new deal, but they have to face up to the possibility of being forced to sell their prized midfielder this summer – and with West Brom allegedly speaking to Celtic about a deal, he could be heading to The Hawthorns before the end of the transfer window.

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