Celtic target Edwards ‘would be a steal’ suggests McLeish

Celtic have started talks to sign winger Kyle Edwards, as the 23-year-old is now a free agent after he left West Brom.

It will not exactly be a free transfer though as there is a transfer development fee of around £300,000 – to go West Brom.

The Celts will be looking to get several bargains from England, as they look to bolster their squad for Ange Postecogulo’s first season.

Edwards score four times and has five assists for the Baggies in 49 games.

Former Scotland manager Alex McLeish, has suggested Celtic won’t be pursuing the deal if they thought it was risky business.

McLeish, said: “The thing is you hope it’s an absolute steal. You’re not looking at it and thinking: ‘We’re taking a gamble,’ and the kid doesn’t come to the fore.

“This is where you have to be really sure on the recruitment. If you’re taking young players who have great potential, they have to come through that test if you’re paying a few bob for them.

“I would say that the recruitment team shouldn’t be taking gambles. They have to be taking players that they are absolutely sure of

“Celtic shouldn’t be taking gambles at that kind of money. It’s easy to say you’ll get your money back but you probably won’t if he doesn’t develop.

“Make sure he is of the the Celtic calibre and that he can rise to the challenge.”