Celtic are interested in a swoop for PEC Zwolle left-back Kenneth Paal as their search for defensive reinforcements continues, according to The Scottish Sun.
The Lowdown: Celtic look forward to new season
Looking towards the forthcoming campaign, newly-appointed Celts manager Ange Postecoglou will be desperate to acquire the right kind of signings who would be capable of mounting a Premiership title bid in 2021/22.
Stepping up their recruitment drive ahead of the new season, Celtic could well be set for another addition to the ranks following recent reports.
Would Paal be a good addition for Celtic?
The Latest: Celtic keen on Paal
The Scottish giants are said to be looking at 24-year-old Paal as a potential incoming this summer, although Barnsley, AZ Alkmaar, Bordeaux and St Etienne are all rumoured to also be monitoring his situation [The Scottish Sun].
Speaking about interest from Celtic in his services, the 5 foot 9 ace stated: “It’s such a big club with such a history, that’s always nice to hear. That just shows that you’re doing a good job.” [The Scottish Sun].
The Verdict: Paal would be an ideal Celtic signing
The Arnhem-born defender could be a solid addition to the Parkhead fold should any swoop materialise.
Possessing commendable ball-striking technique, he would be an offensive asset for Postecoglou when overlapping on the left-hand side. In 2020/21, the Dutchman made 28 appearances for his current employers, notching one assist [Transfermarkt].
He is capable of keeping his focus defensively, averaging 2.3 clearances per game across the last year [WhoScored].
He is also a consistent performer, which should bode well within the pressures of the goldfish bowl that is football in Glasgow. Across the 2020/21 season, he managed a steady match rating of 7.07 out of 10 from WhoScored, which should offer an encouraging boost to Hoops supporters.
As pre-season preparations get into full swing, Celtic should look to swiftly tie up a deal to bring Paal to Parkhead.
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