Date: 26th June 2018 at 12:00pm
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Celtic have had their problems at right-back area in recent seasons, with Mikael Lustig displaying indifferent form and playing too many games, and Cristian Gamboa out of the picture completely.

Unfortunately the Hoops look like they have missed out on signing a player who could have helped to solve those problems, as The Sun are reporting that Nottingham Forest are set to sign West Ham right-back Sam Byram on a season-long loan deal.

Ironically, the 24-year-old is the type of player that Brendan Rodgers has often signed in the past, one who has lost their way and is looking to rebuild their career.

Byram has failed to make the breakthrough at West Ham after joining them from Leeds in January 2016, making only 27 appearances for the Hammers.

Despite this, he is a very experienced player, having made 143 appearances for his first club Leeds, and he could well have contested the Hoops right-back slot with Lustig.

Signing Byram would have made even more sense when you consider that Lustig is going to miss most of pre-season because of his participation in the World Cup with Sweden, but it seems that the Hoops have not made a move for the player.

It will intriguing to see if Rodgers moves for a right-back during the summer transfer window, if he doesn’t then perhaps Byram was never on the club’s radar, which seems like a mistake.

In other Celtic news, the Bhoys are set to offer Dedryck Boyata a new contract 

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