Aberdeen have been linked with a surprising move for Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths ahead of next season (Sunday Post).

The Dons are under new management in Stephen Glass and they have already moved to sign one current Celtic player. Hoops captain Scott Brown will join Aberdeen as a player-coach on a two-year deal next season.

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Celtic captain Brown will join Aberdeen next season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But now another name has been thrown into the ring. The report claims that ‘rumours in the north-east’ suggest that Celtic striker Griffiths could be joining Brown at Pittodrie next season.

Aberdeen are in need of a new striker in attack, scoring once in their last 10 matches. They sold star forward Sam Cosgrove to Birmingham City for £2million in January and have used several different options in the forward line.


Marley Watkins, Ryan Edmondson, Bruce Anderson, Callum Hendry, Florian Kamberi and Fraser Hornby have all been tried in the striker position but a mix of injury and lack of form has halted their progress, some no longer with the club.

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Could Griffiths be next in at Pittodrie as rumours suggest Aberdeen are interested in the Celtic star? (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Griffiths has been prolific for Celtic, scoring 122 goals with 51 assists in 256 games. But this season he has struggled for regular starts, scoring six goals from 20 games. He has also registered two assists.

But any such move will have to wait until the summer, Celtic waiting until a new manager arrives to replace Neil Lennon before making any final squad decisions. Aberdeen return to action in the Scottish Cup this weekend when they travel to League One Dumbarton.

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