If it wasn’t for the remarkable impact that Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair have had on the side in their first season at Parkhead, Stuart Armstrong would’ve been right in the discussion for Celtic’s player of the year.
The forward-thinking midfielder has been an integral part of Brendan Rodgers’ side this season, contributing 14 goals and seven assists – a terrific return from a central midfielder.
Armstrong’s form hasn’t gone unnoticed as he was handed his first Scotland cap back in March, but a number of Premier League teams south of the border are keeping an eye on the former Dundee United man ahead of a summer move.
According to the Express, West Brom had a scout at Pittodrie last Friday for Celtic’s 3-1 win over Aberdeen to take a look at Armstrong in the flesh and they weren’t disappointed as he picked up an assist during Celtic’s win.
They aren’t alone in their pursuit as both Everton and newly-promoted Brighton are said to be interested in signing the 25-year-old in the summer.
Valued at £8m, Armstrong is poised to put pen-to-paper on a new long-term contract with Celtic, reaffirming his commitment to the club and the project Rodgers has in place which would make it extremely difficult for any potential suitor to prise him away from the club.
West Brom are lacking goals from midfield since Nacer Chadli went off the boil and the addition of Armstrong would give the Baggies another genuine goal-threat from deeper areas.