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Kljestan Too Dear For Glasgow Celtic?

U.S. midfielder Sacha Kljestan's hat trick for the national team against Sweden at the weekend may have actually harmed his chances of moving to Scottish champions Glasgow Celtic, writes Ronnie Cully. In short, the higher the player's value, the less likely that Celtic can afford him.

Kljestan "impressed everyone" during his six-day trial at Celtic last week, reports Cully, including manager Gordon Strachan, and the player "admitted he enjoyed his time at the club where he believed he was well received. But the $64,000 question remains: Does Celtic need to spend this kind of money -- plus commit to a hefty contract -- for a player in an area which is already well covered when there are other positions more in need of attention?"

Irish midfielder Willo Flood is already lined up to move to Celtic from Dundee United, where he is on loan from Cardiff City, possibly before the transfer window closes. At a price tag of around $140,000, compared with an estimated $2.8 million for Kljestan, "Flood is considered the kind of excellent value for money signing the club is looking to make at this stage."

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