Reliable reporter Alan Nixon has addressed Celtic’s interest in Sheffield United right-back George Baldock on social media.
The Lowdown: Recent links
Baldock, who was linked with a move to Celtic Park back in 2019, appears to be back on the Hoops’ radar this summer.
The Blades reportedly want more than £8m, and Nixon has had his say on Baldock possibly moving north.
The Latest: Nixon’s claim
Nixon was asked by a Celtic fan on Twitter on Friday about Baldock and the links to Parkhead.
This is what he had to say in reply…
“Sheff U want a good offer…”
It seems as if the Hoops are indeed in for Baldock, as you’d expect Nixon to pour cold water on the rumours if there wasn’t anything in it, but his post also seems to suggest the Blades may be holding out for an unreasonable fee.
The Verdict: Celtic must not overpay
Celtic are in desperate need of one, possibly two right-backs this summer.
The Hoops must not overpay for Baldock, though, as he has just 12 months remaining on his Bramall Lane deal.
Celtic will need some incomings over the coming weeks, so it should hopefully be a busy time at Parkhead ahead of Ange Postecoglou’s first competitive game as Hoops boss on July 20 against FC Midtjylland, but this could be a tricky deal if Sheffield United don’t play ball.
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