West Brom 'keeping close eye' on Celtic star as deadline transfer tipped

The latest Championship transfer news as West Brom and Norwich City target a Celtic winger.
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West Bromwich Albion are reportedly considering a late January transfer window swoop for Celtic winger Mikey Johnston as Carlos Corberan looks to add depth in attack.

The Republic of Ireland international was a regular starter throughout November and December but he has fallen down the pecking order since Liel Abada's return from injury. The signing of Nicolas Kuhn hasn't helped things, either, prompting a potential January exit.

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Scottish publication Daily Record reports Johnston has attracted the interest of West Brom late on in the window, while fellow Sky Bet Championship side Norwich City are also keen. It's claimed both teams are "keeping a close watch" on Johnston's situation.

It's unclear whether Celtic would be open to a late transfer but Kuhn's arrival from Rapid Vienna certainly makes it likelier than it would have been a few weeks ago. An immediate battle for play-off football could also be tempting.

Johnston, predominantly a left winger, has contributed 13 goals and 12 assists in 92 appearances for Celtic. The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at Portuguese side Vitória Guimarães, where he scored three and assisted five in 31 games.

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