Celtic squad player Jonny Hayes is being linked with a move away from Celtic Park, as Championship sides Swansea City and Stoke City come sniffing for the player.
Hayes is out of contract come the summer and he is available to talk to other clubs from January to try and agree a pre-contract agreement, with Swansea being one of the clubs that are courting his services.
The winger could be set to join Steve Cooper’s side, as the former England under-17’s World Cup-winning manager assembles a squad that has the potential to push for promotion back up to the Premier League.
Hayes is now 32 years of age and has spent the past ten years north of the border, having pulled on the shirts of Inverness and Aberdeen before joining Celtic in June 2017.
The former Cheltenham Town player has struggled to make an impact at Celtic though, having made just 57 appearances across the past two-and-a-half years for the Scottish giants.
Should Swansea sign Jonny Hayes from Celtic?
The experienced winger will be looking to resurrect his career one way or another and a move to South Wales will most definitely give Hayes the chance of making an impact on the Football League despite being the wrong side of 30.
Hayes would add to an array of attacking talent at Swansea that would include the likes of Andre Ayew, Borja Baston and Bersant Celina who would all provide support for the winger if he was to make the switch, as well as the likes of Matt Grimes and Jay Fulton in central midfield who can create and spread the play for the widemen.
The winger could add a lot to Swansea down the flanks and he could add to the experienced rearguard that they currently have out on the wings with the likes of Wayne Routledge, Nathan Dyer and Ayew playing on the flanks.
Hayes would add pace and trickery down the wings as well as an ability to go in behind to try and get himself a goal or two. The winger also works hard off the ball and won’t shirk away from his defensive responsibilities if Cooper asked him to help with the defensive side of the game.
He may not arrive at The Liberty Stadium as a regular starter, however he would have that hunger and work ethic to work his way into the side, as well as being a handy bench option for Cooper to turn to if he had to.
Swansea should definitely try to snap up Hayes.