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Sunderland attacker Wahib Khazri will reportedly be allowed to say his goodbyes at the Stadium of light for just £5 million this summer after an outstanding loan spell with French side Rennes, so should Celtic consider signing the player.

The 27-year-old was converted into a striker for a big part of the 2017-18 season at Rennes, though he also featured from both flanks and indeed in the number 10 position.

He found the net 11 goals in 34 League and Cup appearances, nine of which came in 24 Ligue 1 appearances. The Northern Echo claims the Tunisia international, who is still contracted to Sunderland, can leave the club.

Khazri wanted to leave Sunderland as a free agent after the Black Cats failed to mirror his successes in France with a second successive relegation to the third division of English football.

However, the report claims that Sunderland wants to get a fee for Khazri, and although they are willing to relieve him of his contract at Wearside, they must receive a figure believed to be £5 million.

That should call the attention of Celtic, who will be keen to reinforce their flank this summer after losing loanees Patrick Roberts and Charly Musonda, who left for their parent clubs Manchester City and Chelsea.

Celtic will be able to afford the £5 million with ease after two consecutive group stage in the Champions League, as well as playing in the Europa League knockout stage in February.

Known for his ability to use both feet, versatility and quality from dead-ball areas, Khazri would be a great addition to some Premier League teams. Luring him to Celtic then would be a major coup for Brendan Rodgers.