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Celtic: Hoops linked with Ben Davies

Celtic: Hoops linked with Ben Davies -Celtic

Celtic have once again been linked with a move for Liverpool defender Ben Davies, according to The Daily Mail’s Dominic King.

The Lowdown: Winter window saga

Davies was wanted by then-Celtic manager Neil Lennon during the January window earlier this year. The 25-year-old was under contract with Preston North End at the time, with the Hoops looking at a pre-contract agreement.

Sky Sports suggested at the end of January that Celtic reached a pre-contract agreement with the left-footed centre-back, but he ended up signing for Liverpool at the last minute.

He is yet to play for Jurgen Klopp’s side, however, and it appears as if he could now depart Anfield without ever featuring for the Reds.

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The Latest: Celtic not the only club keen

King took to Twitter on Tuesday evening, sharing news of Fabinho’s new five-year deal at Anfield. He then added that Celtic, Bournemouth and Sheffield United are all keen on Davies, with the latter of the trio having had an initial loan enquiry turned down.

Neil Jones, Liverpool’s correspondent for Goal, revealed on Wednesday morning that the Reds are actually now ready to let Davies go out on loan, also name-checking the three clubs that King mentioned.

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The Verdict: Could still be an expensive deal

With Davies thought to be on £60,000 per week on Merseyside, a temporary move could still turn out to be relatively expensive for Celtic – although it is worth noting that each of the Hoops’ current centre-backs are predominantly right-footed, so the 25-year-old would give them something different in that regard.

Who knows, Liverpool may want to receive a loan fee for the defender who Peter Ridsdale called ‘outstanding’, so that on top of a percentage, if not all of his salary, would add up over the season.

Jones believes that the Blades are winning the race for Davies, so if Celtic want to go after the defender again, they may have to be quick.

In other news: Fabrizio Romano claims Celtic were moving for £4.5k-p/w ace on Tuesday; fee appears to be agreed. 


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