By Danny Wright

26th Apr, 2018 | 9:08pm

Celtic must join PL high-flyers in reported hunt to sign lightning-quick international


Celtic may find themselves in need of a new right-sided winger in the summer transfer window with Patrick Roberts due to return to Manchester City when his loan deal at Parkhead ends.

Brendan Rodgers should already be considering certain options to replace him and one of those who must definitely be on his shortlist is West Brom attacker Matt Phillips, who could be on the move this summer with the Baggies on the verge of relegation.

The Express and Star has reported that Premier League high-flyers Burnley are interested in the lightning-quick Scotland international. who has started to recapture his form at The Hawthorns after Alan Pardew was sacked earlier this month.

Phillips was pivotal to West Brom last term as they finished in the top-half of the Premier League and under the right kind of leadership, the pacey wide-man would be a real asset to any team and would be a perfect replacement for Roberts at Parkhead.

The 27-year-old Baggies ace is also capable of taking set-pieces and if a team like Burnley are ready to make a move for him ahead of their almost-guaranteed Europe League campaign, then he is definitely good enough for Celtic.

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A proven winger like Phillips is just what Rodgers needs to help recapture the form that his side showed last term.

In other Celtic news, a BBC pundit has called on Rangers to beat the Hoops to their £5million-rated summer target.

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