By Danny Wright

13th May, 2018 | 2:30pm

Celtic must seal swoop for impressive Leeds player reportedly wanted by PL club


Celtic will need a new left-back in the summer transfer window after Brendan Rodgers failed to replace Emilio Izaguirre last year.

Kieran Tierney has been forced to play a lot of football and the Hoops are lucky that the Scotland international managed to avoid injury in what could have been a nasty blow to the Bhoys’ chances of winning a domestic treble for a second time in a row.

Rodgers must look at Leeds left-back Tom Pearce in the summer if he wants to find a solid back-up option to Tierney.

Pearce is out of contract at the end of the season and will be available on a free transfer for the Bhoys, who have had great success in picking up young Championship players in the past.

The 20-year-old Leeds left-back has been more than impressive in the last few weeks of the campaign when he was promoted to the senior squad in the wake of an injury crisis.

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He made five Championship appearances for the Whites and even scored his first senior goal in a Yorkshire derby win against Barnsley last month.

The Mirror have reported on their live transfer blog on Sunday [09:55am] that Premier League club Everton are looking to sign up Pearce in the summer, but as Celtic will surely be able to promise the Leeds ace more first team football, Rodgers should be able to beat the Merseysiders to the signing.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops have this 46-year-old lined up to succeed Brendan Rodgers if he quits the club.

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