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Michael McGovern in demand after star showing at Euros

By Steven Beacom in Paris

Published 23/06/2016

Michael McGovern
Michael McGovern

Goalkeeping hero Michael McGovern will be a wanted man when Northern Ireland's Euro 2016 journey is over.

Scottish giants Celtic and Rangers are keen on the Enniskillen man, whose current contract with Hamilton comes to an end on June 30.

It is also expected that several English clubs will be interested in McGovern following his stunning performance against Germany in France.

McGovern pulled off a string of superb saves to ensure that the World Champions only won 1-0 in Paris on Tuesday night when both sides qualified for the last 16 of the competition.

The Fermanagh native won't be the only Northern Ireland star on the move in the summer with midfielder Oliver Norwood set to leave Reading. Hull City, Burnley, Bournemouth and Celtic are all monitoring his situation while striker Kyle Lafferty is set to leave Norwich after a frustrating spell with the Canaries.

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