Bhoys join Fortune hunt
Celtic's new first-team coach says Tony Mowbray is keen to sign Marc-Antoine Fortune for a second time.
Last Updated: 20/06/09 11:08am
Celtic's new first-team coach Peter Grant says Tony Mowbray is keen to sign striker Marc-Antoine Fortune for a second time.
Mowbray signed Fortune as West Brom boss on loan from Nancy for the second half of last season's Premier League campaign.
The 27-year-old striker impressed during his brief spell at The Hawthorns, scoring five goals in 17 appearances, although he was unable to save The Baggies from the drop.
Hull, Portsmouth and Fulham are all interested in landing the French hit-man and now Celtic have confirmed their interest in the £3.4million-rated striker.
"Marc says he would love to come here and he is a player we'd be very interested in if he was available and affordable," Grant told the Daily Record.
"He is top quality and we were very impressed with him last season. People say he hasn't got a fantastic scoring record, but if you look at the goals we scored from midfield after he came in, he was phenomenal in the role he played in the goals that other lads got.
"He has a great ethic about him in training as well as playing. It was a privilege to work with him.
"Marc was playing for Nancy and a lot of people were talking about him but we took a chance on him. We gave him the opportunity to come to the Premier League.
"Once he was there, he saw the way we train and coach every day. You have to be at your maximum. We make sure everything is done properly and professionally. He and the rest of the players understood that and benefited from it."