Celtic must hijack reported PL club bid to sign Ireland international, will solve major problem


Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has several areas of his squad that he will want to improve in the summer but the main positions he should be focusing on are in defence.

Currently, there is no senior back-up to Kieran Tierney at left-back and the Scotland international’s overuse in the starting line-up this season has perhaps been a factor in why the Hoops are not reaching the same levels they had last season when Emilio Izaguirre was also able to play there.

That means Rodgers has to go out and sign a left-back in the summer and to solve that major problem he should set his sights on Preston defender Greg Cunningham, who is about to enter the final year of his contract.

News outlet HITC has reported that Fulham and Premier League strugglers West Brom are ready to open up bids to sign Cunningham, 27, in the summer transfer window, and Rodgers has to act as soon as possible to hijack the two English clubs.

Cunningham has been a consistent performer in the Championship over the past few years and would be a fantastic back-up addition to Tierney.

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The four-times Republic of Ireland international would surely prefer a move to Celtic Park over West Brom and Fulham if they both end up in the Championship next season.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops have made an offer for this international centre-forward to become the best-paid player in Scottish football.

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