Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg are keen on a move for Glasgow Celtic star James Forrest, according to a report published by The Scottish Sun. 

Zenit are reportedly willing to offer the winger wages of £70,000 per week, which would be considerably higher than what he currently earns. Russian clubs will be allowed to sign players until September 6.

Celtic will be looking to win the Scottish Premiership for yet another season. They may face one of their strongest tests during recent years this season as Rangers look largely improved so far this season under Steven Gerrard.

Celtic can ill-afford to part ways with yet another one of their prized assets after Kieran Tierney also left the club and linked up with Arsenal.

The 28-year-old Forrest is seemingly happy to remain with the Hoops and is contracted to them until the summer of 2022.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has also said that he is hoping to tie him down to another long-term deal.

At his age, Forrest likely only has one more long-term deal left in him and if he does agree to one with the Hoops, it could essentially result in him ending his career with the club.

The one factor that may tempt Forrest into moving to Russia is the fact that Zenit are most probably going to offer him significantly higher wages. Zenit have also performed significantly better than Celtic in European competitions since the start of the decade.

It will be surprising if Forrest does leave for Russia but strange things do sometimes happen in football.


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