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Silly season rumors: Sporting KC linked to Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths

The Daily Mail reports that Sporting KC has interest in a high-profile striker

Celtic v Rangers - Scottish Premier League Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Considering this rumor comes from the Daily Mail, several grains of salt are required before considering the report, but the Daily Mail has reported that Sporting Kansas City is interested in Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths.

Griffiths is a 27-year-old Scottish striker who has 10 goals in 30 matches in all competitions this season. Since 2014, he’s scored 70 times for Celtic, which shows he would be an excellent addition to Sporting KC’s front line.

Sporting KC is reportedly bidding against Swansea City for Griffiths.

The Daily Mail reports that the asking price for Griffiths is approximately £7 million ($9.5 million), which is significantly higher than what Sporting Kansas City can reportedly afford, according to an earlier report from the Kansas City Star’s Sam McDowell. Considering this and the source of the rumor, it’s probably unlikely this comes to fruition but we will keep an eye on it going forward.