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Celtic linked to midfield international with ‘great promise’ and is ‘is now among the best in the league’

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As Celtic look to the international break with the little bit more confidence after their 2-1 win away to Aberdeen, the Hoops are less than twelve weeks away from an important transfer window that, if they it get right, has the potential to transform their season.

With boss, Ange Postecoglou already admitting that enquiries have begun with some targets he has already identified AND that he is looking to the Japanese market, this is a window that should excite the Celtic fans for once.

But should Postecoglou be looking a bit closer to home to help bolster his squad?

Many have argued that the midfield needs strengthening as Tom Rogic and David Turnbull seem to lack consistency so is there an answer to this right under the nose of the Celtic gaffer that wouldn’t be a huge financial risk?

It seems so according to James Cairney at The Herald, who compiled impressive stats for the Irishman and it is fair to say, he could be worth a gamble.

Cairney has said that the Hoops should looks at St Mirren midfielder Jamie McGrath .

In his column he said of the 25 year old, “McGrath likely has a natural aptitude for remaining composed under pressure – something his fledgling international career will only enhance.

“Creatively, he’s mixing it with the best the Premiership has to offer so far this season and his acceleration and ability to draw fouls makes him a dangerous opponent in one v one situations.

“And at 25, there is still plenty of scope for development on the training pitch.

“His ability to carry the ball – both in dribbling and in winning fouls – is now among the best in the league.”

McGrath is a late developer on the international scene. He made his debut for the Republic of Ireland in June this year against Andorra and has three caps to his name.

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