Report: Stuart Armstrong wants Celtic exit, several enquiries made

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers and Stuart Armstrong are seen during a training session at Lennoxtown Training Centre on April 27, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong wants to leave Parkhead this summer, and Southampton and Fulham have reportedly already made enquiries.

Ross McCrorie of Rangers vies with Stuart Armstrong of Celtic during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to a report from the Daily Record, Stuart Armstrong has told Celtic that he wishes to leave Parkhead this summer while several English sides, including Southampton and Crystal Palace, have wasted little time to register an interest in the 26-year-old.

The 26-year-old has enjoyed a stunning spell with the Hoops since Brendan Rodgers was appointed, particularly during his first season in the Scottish Premiership when Armstrong went on to score 17 goals in all competitions.

Stuart Armstrong of Celtic (R) shoots at goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

However, there has seemingly been a question mark over his future ever since he started to find his best form during Rodgers' first campaign with the club. And now, it appears that a move is potentially imminent.

The Record reports that Armstrong has told Celtic that he will be looking to leave this summer, and Southampton, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Fulham have all made initial enquiries regarding a potential move for the former Dundee United man.

Brendan Rodgers, manager of Celtic looks on ahead of the Scottish Cup Final between Motherwell and Celtic at Hampden Park on May 19, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

While losing Armstrong would be a blow to the depth within Celtic's midfield, it could certainly be argued that letting him go may have a positive impact as Rodgers will no longer have to deal with that speculation.

And with the Scotland international arguably playing a much less prominent role this past season, it would appear that Celtic should be able to cope without having Armstrong in their ranks should he seal a move to the Premier League ahead of next season. 

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