The news of former Celtic boss Neil Lennon’s appointment at Bolton Wanderers is likely to be getting the football agents of Glasgow hot under the collar of their expensive suits.
Past Hoops puppet masters Martin O’Neill and Tony Mowbray both wasted little time in coaxing favoured Glasgow lieutenants southwards.
The pair signed Stilian Petrov and Stephen McManus in their first transfer windows at Aston Villa and Middlesbrough respectively and Lennon is as short as 3/5 to do likewise for the Trotters before the end of the January window.
But which Parkhead resident represents the most useful and realistic acquisition for the ailing outfit he has taken over?
The player in question is one Leigh Griffiths, a striker who finds himself on the periphery to the extent that a loan move to Hibernian was mooted in the previous transfer window.
Sidelined since caught on camera leading fans of the Edinburgh outfit (of whom he is a supporter) in some deeply unsavoury songs last spring, he has yet to find his way back into regular contention for his current employers.
Yet the Leith-born 24-year-old has been a formidable goalscorer in recent seasons, notching 42 times in 75 league games for Hibs, Wolverhampton Wanderers and latterly the Bhoys during 2012/13 and 2013/14.
The last seven of those strikes came in 13 Scottish Premiership games for Celtic, for whom Lennon had overseen the Scot’s signing.
Bolton have scored a minute three goals from open play in the Championship this term and improving their potency will be high on the Northern Irishman’s list of priorities.
Few of Parkhead’s more talented players would countenance swapping Europa League action and a domestic title by birth rite for a struggle at the foot of the most competitive division in the business.
Griffiths, however, may have little choice but to bite the bullet in order to get his career back on track.