By Danny Wright

21st Apr, 2018 | 10:32am

Celtic must make ambitious swoop for 6ft 2 PL enforcer reportedly available at cut-price

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Celtic’s defence has been a major issue this season and something that Brendan Rodgers must sort out in the summer transfer window if he wants to continue his side’s dominance of Scottish football.

Too many times this term the Hoops have been found out at the back with Dedryck Boyata and Jozo Simunovic attracting a lot of criticism for their below par performances.

One player that Rodgers must at least consider making an ambitious bid for is West Brom enforcer Jonny Evans, who will reportedly be available for £3million in the summer if the Baggies are relegated from the Premier League.

The Express and Star claims that Evans, 30, has attracted bids from Manchester City and Leicester over the past year, and Celtic must be the next one to come in over the summer, even though they may be facing a losing battle.

The Northern Ireland international is widely regarded as one of the Premier League’s best centre-backs outside the top six and there’s bound to be major interest in him with his price set at just £3million.

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That is a fee that is well within Celtic’s range and they should definitely table an offer worth that much for the ex-Manchester United man because he would be a massive improvement on their squad.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops are likely to sign this Premier League playmaker in the summer, but he is a lifelong Rangers fan.

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