Celtic

Selling Boyata and signing this Welshman would upgrade Celtic’s defence instantly

Celtic fans in the Tavern are desperate for their side to secure yet another treble in the next campaign after dominating last season.

The Hoops will be looking to add more silverware to the club’s trophy cabinet next year. Brendan Rodgers will be aware that any complacency within the side needs to be eradicated instantly. The Celtic boss will be keen to not only bring in some new recruits but also clear out some players who might be past their best.

Former Manchester City defender, Dedryck Boyata has been linked with a move away from the club with Fulham heavily linked. Although not a centreback, Celtic are apparently linked with a move for Yeovil defender Tom James according to the Daily Record.

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Celtic have been keeping tabs on the 22-year-old over the last year, although they may face competition from Swansea and Hull. The young fullback has one year left on his current deal at Yeovil and could well be a cheap addition to the squad.

Yeovil are apparently looking to cash in on the Welsh international who’s made 54 appearances for the south country. What he’d offer, Celtic is a versatile intelligent defender who can fill in at centre-back but also provide some precious cover to Mikael Lustig and Cristian Gamboa.

Boyata is entering the final year of his contract and Celtic should cash in on him sooner rather than later – especially following the World Cup. At only 22 and with only a year left on his contract, Celtic should push this deal though.

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