Aberdeen legend Joe Harper believes a Dons move for Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths would be smart business for Stephen Glass’ side.

Celtic captain Scott Brown is already set to join the Dons next season as a player-coach and Griffiths has been linked with a move. He could be available to Aberdeen for free if Celtic don’t exercise a contract extension clause at the end of this month.

Celtic striker Griffiths has been linked to Aberdeen.

Celtic striker Griffiths has been linked to Aberdeen. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Harper believes the 30-year-old has plenty to give (Evening Express): “He’s 30 years old now and at this stage of his career he needs to be playing regular football and Aberdeen could be just the place to do it. Griffiths has still got plenty to offer and having him to call on next season would be a major boost for the Reds.

“Scoring goals has been an issue for Aberdeen this season and at this moment in time there are no strikers signed for next season. Griffiths could be the man to lead the line and provide the goals the Reds need next term under new manager Stephen Glass.

“As a striker, the sooner you can get a shot away the less time a keeper has to get ready for it, therefore – if you hit the target – you have a higher chance of scoring. Griffiths is the master at this and can grab you a goal out of nothing.

“When it comes to trying to sign Griffiths, having his Celtic club captain also joining can only be a good thing when it comes to convincing him that Pittodrie is the place for him. In terms of a statement signing for new manager Glass, Griffiths would certainly be that.”

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