By Paddy Kenny

2nd Jul, 2021 | 1:00pm

Kenny hails 'brilliant' Celtic target Baldock after £5m+ bid report

Sheffield United right-back George Baldock is a “brilliant player” and has all the right attributes to be a success for Celtic.

That is according to Blades legend Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the Hoops-linked 28-year-old.

Sheffield-based outlet the Star reported yesterday (1st July) that Celtic are willing to part with between £5million and £8m for the defender.

The right-back berth is one of concern for Celtic as Anthony Ralston is the only player currently available to Ange Postecoglou who is natural there.

Baldock signed a new deal in December last year and is contracted to the Blades until 2024.

Kenny is desperate to see Baldock remain at Bramall Lane but insists that he would be a hit north of the border if he was to leave.

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He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “He’s 100 per cent got the right attributes to be a success up there in Scotland.

“I think he’d definitely do well at Celtic. He’s a brilliant player. I’m surprised Sheffield United want to let him go and I hope he stays.

“He could play a massive part in trying to get back into the Premier League.

“If he does go, I don’t see why he couldn’t be a really big asset for them and trying to win that title back from Rangers.

Celtic sold right-back Jeremie Frimpong to Bayer Leverkusen in January.

They later signed Jonjoe Kenny on loan who has since returned to his parent club Everton.

In other news, Frank McAvennie predicts big-name Celtic player will be gone by 20th July.