Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is weighing up a move for Barnsley midfielder Conor Hourihane according to The Sun.

The new Parkhead boss has impressed in the transfer market in his tenure north of the border so far, with summer recruits such as Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair making an immediate impact for the Scottish champions.

The latest report suggests that the Northern Irish coach has identified Hourihane as a possible addition once the January transfer window opens.

The 25-year-old has a knack of scoring consistently from midfield and has averaged a goal in less than every four games for Barnsley over the last couple of years.

Hourihane is a former Republic of Ireland under-21 international and has been an ever-present in the Championship outfit’s starting XI for the last three seasons.

Celtic have already assumed their position at the pinnacle of the Scottish top flight with 19 points from their first seven games this season and will look to bolster their title hopes with recruitment in the new year.

Hourihane received his first senior Irish call-up recently for the World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Moldova.


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