Former Norwich City striker James Vaughan linked with £6m move to Celtic

Huddersfield Towns James Vaughan holds off Queens Park Rangers' Nedum Onuoha during the Sky Bet Championship match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Picture: Dave Howarth/PA Wire. Huddersfield Towns James Vaughan holds off Queens Park Rangers' Nedum Onuoha during the Sky Bet Championship match at the John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Picture: Dave Howarth/PA Wire.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
6:38 PM

Former Norwich City striker James Vaughan is being linked with a move to Scottish Premier League champions Celtic, with a huge £6million price tag being touted by one Scottish newspaper.

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Vaughan left Carrow Road for Huddersfield Town this summer for a fee believed to be around £750,000, signing a three-year contract.

Officially the transfer fee was announced as undisclosed by the two clubs so it is unclear whether the Canaries included any sell-on clause in the deal.

The Daily Record is reporting that Celtic boss Neil Lennon is keen on Vaughan, who has scored 12 goals in 16 starts in all competition for the Championship club this season, and has even worn the captain’s armband in some games.

Vaughan was signed by former Canaries boss Paul Lambert as he tried to strengthen his attacking options ahead of the club’s return to the Premier League in the summer of 2011.

An injury-hit first season saw the former Everton and Crystal Palace striker make just six appearances for City during 2011/12 and he joined the Terriers on a season-long loan for the 2012/13 season, going on to score 14 goals.

Lennon is said to have scouted the 25-year-old on Saturday, as he scored in a 2-1 home win against Burnley, and is expected to watch him play again tonight when Huddersfield play at Bolton.

Ironically Vaughan could end up being the man to replace Norwich striker Gary Hooper at Celtic Park, who moved to Norfolk in a £5million summer deal.

Celtic are five points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League but are yet to fully replace Hooper, who scored 31 goals for the Hoops last season, with midfielder Kris Commons their top scorer so far with 10 goals in all competitions.

39 comments

  • Good luck to him if he does move to Celtic. It remains though that he wasn't good enough to get in front of our other strikers and management have to make choices. Is it only me that gets bored of hearing the same CanaryCall people bleat on about how we should have kept Vaughan or how Fox should be played? I except it has been a bit quiet on that front in recent weeks but still, move on - Fox will leave the club at a cheap price or end of his contract as Vaughan did.

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    Mellow Johnny

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • The guy was ''Trouble'' Thankfully, he is not our ''Trouble'' any longer. Say what you like about Chris Hughton but everyone he has brought in has improved the squad. And everyone he has let go, well none of them are exactly setting the world alight, so he has obviously made the right call there as well. Vaughan is probably the only one who has done anything since he left but we are better off without him. He doesnt last anywhere he goes so every manager he works with cant be wrong

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    GPL

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • Calling me an Ipswich fan is the libel, ncfcboy aka Steady On. That RVW was less than ecstatic about being in Norwich was suggested on a previous post a few weeks ago when it was reported that RVW was injured. Playing under such inept negative coaching would make any striker unsettled. Actually quite a proportion of the fans are unsettled.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • Yeah but that's not true is it. Difference between my opinion and your is that yours is a lie and I mine has evidence that RVW is happy in Norfolk and that Vaughan was not settled in Norfolk. So keep the "inside info" coming. Self important weirdos. Bet you haven't been to a game in a few years and make up rumours to make yourself feel big.

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    ncfc boy

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • As soon as I saw this headline, my first thought was "Oh no - just another reason for people to give CH a bashing". But, 4 comments so far and nothing. I should think we'll see some of this (if it actually happens). Probably have a 10-20% future sale clause.

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    PutneyCanary

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • His ability was never doubted at Norwich. His ability was never doubted at Everton. His ability is not in doubt at Huddersfield and all are happy to get shot of him. The lad has something about him that no club wants around their club for too long and no doubt he will be a sucess as a player wherever he goes but for sure, he wont be at any club very long

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    GPL

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • GPL strikers are there to score goals not to sit quietly in the corner not causing any trouble. Part of our problem is that the current strike force do not cause much trouble for the opposition's defence.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • Hullo neyull! He was injured neyull!!!

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    ncfc boy

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • Before anyone starts he never wanted to be here. It had nothing to do with not getting chances it was a mere matter of Geography, he wanted to be back oop North. So between that and being injured all the time we that's why he didn't perform here

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    ncfc boy

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • I'd pick Hooper over Vaughn any day

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    GossVolley

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • Calling me an Ipswich fan is the libel, ncfcboy aka Steady On. That RVW was less than ecstatic about being in Norwich was suggested on a previous post a few weeks ago when it was reported that RVW was injured. Playing under such inept negative coaching would make any striker unsettled. Actually quite a proportion of the fans are unsettled.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • He didn't seem too homesick when he was scoring goals in the 2012 preseason friendlies. Funny how Hughton with his coaches and tactics seem to cause acute attacks of homesickness in strikers. Although homesickness is a funny affliction. I remember Robbie Savage and Iain Dowie had such bad bouts of it that they lost all sense of direction and their knowledge of Geography.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • He holds the record as the youngest player ever to score in the PL. I echo the views that it is a pity he never really got the chance to show his true potential at City, but I very much doubt Celtic would pay 6 million. That particular reporter has probably been at the Christmas booze supply early.

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    MikelSA

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • O yes I have. It's that season again folks.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • Does this mean that Celtic rate him higher than Gary Hooper? Does it also suggest that his value is more than we paid for Ricky? What conclusions should we draw from that I wonder. Looks like another case of poor man management to me a well as woeful financial awareness.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • Hopefully, David McNally was his usual astute self????

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    Algarve Canary

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • I could never understand why he was not given a game at Carrow Road and was even more puzzled that we sold him off so cheaply.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • I'm sure they are on the way mate. They are bound to come out with "Hughton drove him out of the club" or "Hughton never gave him a chance" even though Vaughan has talked about how he never settled in Norfolk or liked the area and was homesick. Not that they have an agenda or anything. I'm not pro or anti Hughton I just don't like people twisting facts.

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    ncfc boy

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • I agree with GossVolley - Hooper is already proving himself as a better striker than Vaughan. Vaughans premier league scoring record is hardly something befitting of a top striker...

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    Mellow Johnny

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • Agree with you about the Canary Callers Mellow Johnny!

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    GossVolley

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • He's a player that I'd dearly have loved to have stayed at Carrow Road, but you can't force him at the end of the day. Frustrating for him to be injured all the time and nice that he seems to be having a decent healthy spell this year. Good to see him on the up if this is true.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • Sorry ncfc boy, if I'd remembered it was Ded Sterile who posted the comment I would have disregarded it.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • Plus £6m??? That is a stupid amount for him.

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    ncfc boy

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • There certainly were a lot of rumours that he was home sick for the North, however, Glasgow must be as far the other way, so why would he settle for there I wonder. Perhaps the draw of European football plays a part in that. However, just as Holt wanted away, once it has happened they are of little importance to NCFC.

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    TrevorKeith

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • O yes I have. It's that season again folks.

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    waclor

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • ncfcboy and waclor. yes you have. I posted a week or two back that my source in the club says RVW is not happy. something to do with the standard of living he was enjoying previously and how the UK does not compare

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    Ded Sterile

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • Haven't I already read that Ricky is homesick. Perhaps a loan to Huddersfield is imminent.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • Haven't I already read that Ricky has not settled in Norwich? Perhaps a loan to Huddersfield is imminent.

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    waclor

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • Love how people say because he was scoring pre season means we should have kept him. We were playing little teams on gorleston town and Ipswich towns level Vaughan has proved consistently his body isn't up to too level football. He is a crock.

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    ncfc boy

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • ncfc boy, weirdo probably, self important, nah and yes, it may surprise you that I have been to the odd 40 or so games in the last few years. As to opinions, I don't have one, I am merely passing information that has come to me, the source is usually impeccable. waclor, you're not talking to ged here, I have absolutely nothing to do with that purile excuse for humanity and have posted in the past mocking him and would do so again, but for the archant sword of damocles hanging over every word I write.

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    Ded Sterile

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • They weren't rumours. He specifically stated he didn't settle in Norfolk because he was away from friends and family. He is being scouted, he hasn't agreed to anything, you can't stop people from scouting.

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    ncfc boy

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • ncfc boy

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • No you haven't, binner.

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    ncfc boy

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • He was never given a chance. I saw him play against Ajax, and her terrorised their defence. He was taken off for some reason and we didn't threat at all!!!! Bit like becchio, last year, when he replaced holt he looked much better but was never given a chance.

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    Neil

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • Good luck James...break a leg mate....Oh No, I don't mean.....Ooops too late....!

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    Timbo

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • Why would you lie about RVW being homesick unless you were an Ipswich fan? It's libel.

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    ncfc boy

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • I see on Twitter that Huckerby is scoring a lot of goals at 5 a side nowadays. Why hasn't the manager signed him? I think we should be told. And Grant Holt has scored ONE goal at Wigan, why hasn't Hughton signed him?

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    PaulWho

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • 'ncfc boy', you're unacceptably confrontational. Why would you call someone a "binner" because their opinion is different to yours. In fact I'd go as far to say you are 'So Offensive'.

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    Lobbo

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

  • Someone who lies to damage the club is as bad as an Ipswich fan. You and your imaginary source are liars. No two ways about it. In the face of evidence to the contrary as well so you'll only convince the real gullible one on here. I reckon that stew bloke would believe you and he's been to as many games as you in recent years. Zip.

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    ncfc boy

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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