Writer: Jamie@Vital Celtic
Date:Sunday July 8 2007
Celtic are thought to be tracking Swedish star Christian Wilhelmsson - but the presence of former England boss at Man City could convince the winger to move to England, while Spurs and Middlesbrough are also interested.
The 27-year-old Nantes player spent last season on-loan at AS Roma. Now that Nantes have been relegated, it has been suggested that Wilhelmsson is available for just £500,000 - a bargain for a player with 43 caps for Sweden.
However, the News of the World has claimed that Sven-Goran Eriksson wants to make his fellow Swede his first signing. With other English clubs also though to be monitoring developments, and it seems likely that Wilhelmsson will move to these islands, if not to Scotland.
Wilhelmsson is one of the fastest players in the Swedish national side and has caused top-defenders problems with his tricky play. While his goal-return isn't too spectacular, Wilhelmsson is more of a creative winner than a player who converts chances others create.
Examples of Wilhelmsson's pace can be see here and it's hard not to make comparisons with former Liverpool and Real Madrid star Steve McManaman. If Gordon Strachan managed to bring the winger to Parkhead, there is little doubt that Celtic's attacking potency would increase dramatically.
Certainly a player to keep an eye on during the next few weeks...
To join in the debate at Vital Celtic, either on our forum or by leaving comments on articles, take a few seconds to register an account.
Articles can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Date:Sunday July 8 2007
We looked tired - Deila (Wednesday March 4 2015)
Celtic suffer surprise defeat (Wednesday March 4 2015)
Stats: Celtic v St Johnstone (Wednesday March 4 2015)
Celtic v St Johnstone: Team Line-Ups (Wednesday March 4 2015)
Celtic bid to extend lead (Wednesday March 4 2015)
Treble on for Celtic (Wednesday March 4 2015)
Deila aims to continue run (Sunday March 1 2015)
Celtic power towards title (Sunday March 1 2015)
Stats: Celtic v Aberdeen (Sunday March 1 2015)
Celtic v Aberdeen: Team Line-Ups (Sunday March 1 2015)
|Handing Looking Forward To Berwick Reunion
» Hibernian : 06/03/2015 21:15:01
|Dja Djedje On Berwick Banana Skin
» Hibernian : 06/03/2015 21:04:00
|New Board In The Room
» Rangers : 06/03/2015 20:41:00
|McDowall Expects Tough Cowdenbeath Encounter
» Rangers : 06/03/2015 20:26:00
|Striker avoids ban
» Dundee United : 05/03/2015 21:57:00