Celtic Close to Securing Man City Striker Craig Bellamy On Season Long Loan

Etihad Stadium attacker on his way to Parkhead.

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Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is willing to let Wales striker Craig Bellamy go out on loan to Celtic.

Boss Neil Lennon said: “There have been conversations between both clubs.”

And Mancini told BBC Sport: “If Celtic want Craig… he can go. Craig is a good striker and he can play at Celtic, because they’re an important team.”

City and Celtic were playing in the same pre-season tournament in Dublin, after which Lennon talked of the possible addition of Bellamy.

“I didn’t speak with City, but the two clubs have been working on that in the background,” the Bhoys manager added.

“Hopefully there will be more to report at the end of the week.”


Craig Bellamy spent last season on loan to his hometown club Cardiff City but failed to secure promotion to the Premier League for the Bluebirds and is now looking for regular first team football and a move to Celtic will surely tempt the 32 year old who played for the Bhoys in 2005 whilst on loan from Newcastle United, netting seven goals in 12 matches.

The Welsh international would add more quality to a Celtic attack that already possesses prolific marksman in Gary Hooper and Anthony Stokes, who last season netted 41 goals between them.

It seems that Bellamy’s Man City career is all but over and much likes his fellow strikers Roque Santa Cruz and Emmanuel Adebayor, will want to be heading for pastures new this summer.

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