EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke
Celtic are lining up a move to sign Bayern Munich defender Thomas Isherwood this summer, Football Insider sources understand
Isherwood, 20, has emerged on Celtic’s radar with scouts from the Scottish club watching him in action on several occasions this season.
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is looking to strengthen his defensive options this summer with Jozo Simunovic and Erik Sviatchenko expected to move on at the end of the season.
Rodgers sees Sweden Under-19 international Isherwood as someone with huge potential who could develop into a top-class player.
Bayern Munich beat a host of clubs, including Manchester City to sign Isherwood from Swedish club IF Bromma in 2015.
The rising star has yet to make his debut for Bayern’s first-team, but has impressed for Bayern’s reserves in the Regionalliga.
Isherwood has just a year to run on his current contract at Bayern and Celtic are ready to test the German club’s resolve to hang onto him by making a swoop in the forthcoming window.
In other Celtic news, the club have landed a stunning £27.7million windfall that changes everything.