After flirting with the exit last summer, it seems that Stuart Armstrong’s time at Celtic is up.
Armstrong, who is valued at around £4 million according to the Express with just a year remaining on his contract, is a target for Southampton, Crystal Palace, Brighton and newly promoted Fulham.
But who is the best option for a player who struggled badly last season to replicate his fantastic, 17-goal form of the 2016/17 campaign? Armstrong is a dynamic and high energy midfielder who could thrive in a fast-paced passing game.
Fulham, then, seems a perfect fit. The Cottagers, who beat Aston Villa in the Championship play-off final last month, already have one former Celtic midfielder on their books in the form of Norwegian international Stefan Johansen.
Johansen, who moved to Craven Cottage for around £2 million in 2016, has taken his game to a new level under Slavisa Jokanovic, whose attractive and creative style gets the best out of a gifted and forward-thinking midfielder.
Armstrong is a player cut from the same cloth so, if he wants to go to the next level in his career, following in Johansen’s footsteps might be the best option.