New Rotherham United manager Alan Stubbs is lining up a move for Celtic’s attacking midfielder Kris Commons according to The Press and Journal.

The 32 year old Mansfield born midfielder has one year left on his current deal at Celtic Park and Millers boss Stubbs is hopeful that he can persuade The Hoops to sell the player with new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers set to bring his own players to the Glasgow giants.

Commons started his career in the academy set up at Stoke City and went on to make 46 senior appearances for The Potters scoring five goals. The midfielder rejected a new deal with the club in summer 2004 and instead opted to join Nottingham Forest. Commons excelled at The City Ground making 159 appearances for the club and bagging 38 goals in four seasons.

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After many solid performances for Forest, Commons attracted transfer interest from The Reds’ Midlands rivals Derby County and in June 2008 the player joined The Rams, signing a three year deal with the club.

Commons again impressed in the Championship and after making 96 appearances for County, the player moved north of the border and joined Celtic. The midfielder has gone on to become a key member of the squad at Celtic Park and is just nine goals shy of a century of strikes for The Hoops.

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After lifting five Scottish Premiership titles, two Scottish Cups and a Scottish League Cup during his time in Glasgow, Commons could provide Rotherham United with both experience and quality should the club secure his signature.


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