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Celtic: Hoops interested in George Baldock swoop

Celtic: Hoops interested in George Baldock swoop - Celtic

Celtic are interested in a swoop for Sheffield United right-back George Baldock as they step up their summer recruitment drive [Daily Record].

The Lowdown: Celtic get busy ahead of the 2021/22 season

Moving into 2021/22, fans up and down the country will be fascinated to see how the Hoops assemble a side capable of regaining the Premiership title at the first attempt.

Already engaged in transfer activity in this window, the Scottish giants have tied up deals for former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Liam Shaw and ex-Scunthorpe United striker Joey Dawson.

Looking ahead, could the Celts be set to raid the English Football League again for their third acquisition in a short space of time?

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The Latest: Hoops eye Baldock as part of Parkhead summer overhaul

Celtic are said to be pursuing 28-year-old defender Baldock as they eye reinforcements for a problem position at Parkhead [Daily Record].

Ange Postecoglou is rumoured to have cultivated a list of right-sided defensive targets, with the Sheffield United man high up on the list due to his suitability as a player within a high-octane style of football [Daily Record].

Of course, this is not the first time Baldock has been linked with a move to Glasgow. Known well by Hoops scouts, he was heavily touted with a potential move north of the border two years ago after the departure of Swedish icon Mikael Lustig at the end of 2018/19 [Daily Record].

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The Verdict: Baldock would be a good addition to the Celtic fold

Upon reflection, the 5 foot 10 ace would be an astute capture for Postecoglou’s men as they build for the forthcoming campaign.

In desperate need of depth on the right-hand side of defence, Anthony Ralston is currently the only right-back with first team experience on board at Celtic Park [The Scottish Sun].

In 2020/21, Baldock was a near ever-present for the Blades and made 32 league appearances, registering two assists [Transfermarkt]. Showing his prowess at the back, he averaged 1.9 clearances per match across the campaign [WhoScored].

Most interestingly, his contract at Bramall Lane is set to expire in just 12 months’ time [Transfermarkt], which could provide scope for a deal to be done. Once labelled as ‘great’ by his former boss Michael Appleton [Eurosport], Celtic should be doing everything they can to eventually finalise a deal for the Sheffield United man.

In other news, a Celtic defender is linked with a Turkish exit.


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