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Neil Lennon responds when asked about Celtic signing Greg Taylor

Neil Lennon, manger of Celtic gestures from the touch line during the UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying round 1st Leg match between Celtic v Nomme Kalju FC at Celtic Park on July 24,...

Celtic are linked with a move for Kilmarnock's Greg Taylor this summer.

Neil Lennon, manger of Celtic gestures from the touch line during the UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying round 1st Leg match between Celtic v Nomme Kalju FC at Celtic Park on July 24,...

Speaking to The Scottish Sun on Monday, Celtic boss Neil Lennon was tight lipped on a move for Greg Taylor.

But by the same token, he said nothing and yet everything.

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According to The Record, Celtic are set to ramp up their interest in the £1 million-rated Kilmarnock left-back.

Quizzed on the subject yesterday, Lennon said: "I'm not going to talk about a player if he's contracted to another club.

 

"I only speak when they are sat here in front of me. I think it's very unfair on any player to talk about them when they are contracted to another club."

It's a noble response by the Hoops manager, but did he inadvertently confirm that he is interested in the 21-year-old?

His response is interesting because Lennon has no problem with ruling out a transfer target if they genuinely aren't on his radar.

Back in June it was reported that Celtic were looking at signing Ecuador starlet Sergio Quintero, speculation that the Northern Irishman ended instantly by revealing that he had never heard of the man.

Lennon can't very well claim not to have heard of Taylor, but if he wasn't on the radar then somebody as frank as him would have no qualms with saying as much and the fact that he didn't is potentially very significant.

Neil Lennon, manger of Celtic arrives at Celtic Park ahead of the UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying round 1st Leg match between Celtic v Nomme Kalju FC at Celtic Park on July 24,...

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