Leeds United have made a bid for Celtic left-back Matthew Anderson, according to Graham Smyth of the Yorkshire Evening Post.
The Lowdown: Leeds’ Hjelde interest
Anderson isn’t the only Hoops youngster the Whites are keen on. They were after Leo Hjelde last season prior to his Ross County loan spell and have been credited with an interest in the Norwegian recently.
Reports from Football Insider earlier this week suggested that Leeds are negotiating a deal for Hjelde, and it seems as if Anderson is also a firm target.
The Latest: Anderson offer
Smyth shared the news on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon, revealing “Leeds United have made a bid for a Celtic defender” while sharing his article on the development.
That defender is Anderson, who signed a new professional deal with the Hoops last summer.
No financial details of the bid were shared by Smyth or Celtic’s stance on whether they would be willing to part ways with the youngster this summer.
The Verdict: A possible long-term blow?
Although Anderson is yet to feature for the Hoops at senior level, a move to Yorkshire could prove to be a big blow in the long run.
The 17-year-old was tipped as the next Kieran Tierney last year, and left-back is a position that Celtic are yet to really sort out following Tierney’s move to Arsenal.
Greg Taylor and loanee Diego Laxalt battled it out to be first choice last season, with Boli Bolingoli set for a Parkhead return this summer.
Anderson may have had the chance to play senior football with Celtic Colts in the Lowland League next season, however, it seems as if a move to Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds could be a possibility following Smyth’s update.
In other news: Charlie Wyke prefers Hoops move, find out more here.
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