By Kevin Campbell

3rd Aug, 2021 | 12:00pm

Celtic told to seal 'bargain' signing for £1.5m after rival bid rejected - Campbell

Derby County defender Lee Buchanan would be a “bargain” signing for Celtic at £1.5million, according to Kevin Campbell.

The former Arsenal and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, told the Hoops not to “mess around” when it comes to signing the 20-year-old.

According to the Daily Record (26th July), Ange Postecoglou’s is keeping tabs on Buchanan, who has one year left on his deal, with the option of a second, at Pride Park.

Nottingham Forest saw a £1.2million bid rejected by Derby for the full-back and Alan Nixon reported on July 27th that an improved bid had also been knocked back.

Campbell claimed Buchanan could be the answer to one of Celtic’s “problem positions” in left-back.

“You go and get that done if you’re Celtic,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs. “That could be a bargain signing.

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“You don’t mess around because that is one of the problem positions for Celtic. There should be no uhming and ahing because at the end of the day, £1.5million is cheap for a player who has England Under-21 experience.

“He could easily be one of these players who Celtic make a big profit on in the future so it could be a great signing.”

Buchanan is currently sidelined with a thigh injury that is expected to rule him out of Derby’s season opener against Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

He has represented England’s Under-21s twice.

In other news, McAvennie claims 22-year-old will be a prolific goalscorer and creator for Celtic with one small change.