Scottish Daily Mail

Celts set to beat Boro in the race for McGree

- By SIMON JONES

CELTIC are leading Middlesbro­ugh in the hunt to land Australia internatio­nal midfielder Riley McGree. The 23-year-old emerged as a favourite with Birmingham City supporters during a loan spell from MLS expansion franchise Charlotte FC. He made 30 appearance­s and scored three goals for the English Championsh­ip club prior to his loan period finishing at the end of December. Birmingham were expected to try and make his move permanent. However, compatriot Ange Postecoglo­u wants to overcome competitio­n from Boro to make seven-times capped McGree his fifth signing of the January window. Further talks are planned between Celtic and Charlotte over the £2.6million fee plus

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