Date: 5th April 2018 at 9:49am
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It’s really no secret that Brendan Rodgers has to strengthen the Celtic defence in the summer transfer window.

Dedryck Boyata and Jozo Simunovic have been two of the most consistently poor players in the entire Bhoys squad while Marvin Commper may go down as one of the most pointless signings in the history of Parkhead.

That means Rodgers needs to go out and get another centre-back in the summer and he would definitely improve his options if he was to sign Reece Oxford from West Ham after it was reported that he may quit the Premier League club at the end of the season.

Oxford, 19, is currently on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga and reliable Hammers news site Claret & Hugh has reported that when he returns to London, he could be on the move due to his ‘form and attitude’.

West Ham fans have been constantly puzzled by how little Oxford has been used in the first-team having sent him out on loan to both Reading and Monchengladbach in the last two seasons.

There are high hopes for the England Under-20s international but it seems that he needs a change to ensure that he reaches his lofty potential.

Celtic Park would be the perfect place for him to go and continue his development as he could find himself playing every week, have a platform to utilise his ball-playing skills and get Champions League experience.

It would definitely be an ambitious move by Celtic, but that is what is needed to ensure that this team does not stagnate and settle for the current success they have been enjoying.

Claret & Hugh has reported in the past that Oxford is earning £20,000-a-week in his deal at the London Stadium and that should really be affordable to the Bhoys, especially if players like Boyata and Simunovic are shifted on to open up a bit of funding.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops are facing a summer transfer scrap with Rangers over this midfielder who is tearing up his league.

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