The right-back spot seems to be a bit of a problem issue for Celtic at the moment, with Mikael Lustig out of form, Anthony Ralston on loan at Dundee United and Cristian Gamboa out of the manager’s plans.

If Brendan Rodgers is looking to solve the problem area then one player he should be looking at is West Ham’s Sam Byram.

The 24-year-old is currently out of favour at the Premier League side, where he has made only five league appearances this season.

The London club may be looking to get players off their wage bill to fund what could well be a battle to get promoted back to the Premier League, and is a player that the Hoops must make a move for.

He still has plenty of his career left, and if he can recapture the form the showed at Leeds where he was extremely highly-rated then the move makes sense for the player.

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The only stumbling block could be the fee, as the player – who West Ham paid reportedly £3.7million in January 2016 for according to the Daily Mail – still has two years left on his contract.

But if he wants more first-team football – and a chance to play in the Champions League – then a move to the Hoops makes sense, perhaps even if the deal a loan to buy option at first.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops have been linked with Real Zaragoza centre-forward Borja Iglesias

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