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Irish Midfielder Ryan Manning Linked With Move To Celtic

Irish Midfielder Ryan Manning Linked With Move To Celtic

Celtic's approach in the transfer market of buying low with the hope of selling high could lead to the arrival of Ryan Manning at Parkhead.

The 22-year-old QPR midfielder has had an up and down season after establishing himself at Loftus Road last season. His form currently being on the rise sees reports that both Celtic and Crystal Palace - who have been liked with the player before - are set to battle it out for the Galway man's signature.

Manning arrived at QPR in January 2015 when Harry Redknapp was at the helm and the club was in the Premier League. It would be two years later, with current manager Ian Holloway in charge, before he made his debut.

In between he suffered with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as manager. Before Holloway arrived, it looked as though he could leave the club without making a senior appearance.

The former Galway United player made 18 appearances for the club last season, scoring his first Championship goal against Fulham. This season, he has made 16 appearances in the league, scoring twice.

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It's said that Celtic have had a long-term interest in Manning with scouts regularly checking on his form.

Last summer, he was rewarded for his performances with a new contract which ties him to QPR until 2020.

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PJ Browne
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Kerryman. Write mostly about Gaelic games and athletics. Did not win a 2008 NBA title with the Boston Celtics.

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