Celtic dealt transfer blow in pursuit of £1.8m ace


Celtic face a massive season in the club's history.

After winning a ninth-successive league title last term the Bhoys are hoping to make history by securing 10-in-a-row.

That would certainly put Neil Lennon's side in the Scottish history books, but they won't have it all their own way.

This season hasn't really got off to the best of starts with Celtic already six points behind rivals Rangers.

Steven Gerrard's side would love to stop Celtic from getting that 10th title, while also announcing themselves back at the top of the pyramid.

Celtic's mixed start to the league campaign has been made worse by the club's early elimination from the Champions League.

However it is Boli Bolingoli's COVID-19 breach which has really rocked the boat at Parkhead.

As a result Celtic are keeping an eye out for another option at left-back with Bolingoli tipped with a move away from the club.


Plenty of players have been linked, including Barry Douglas of Leeds United.

The wing-back has fallen down the pecking order at Elland Road and could be available this summer.

But according to Leeds Live writer Beren Cross, Celtic's interest in Douglas is unlikely to result in a move.

Writing for Leeds Live, Cross said: "It looks increasingly unlikely any of Bielsa’s core group will move on.

"Noises from Celtic for Barry Douglas and Derby County for Tyler Roberts either went quiet or never meant anything in the first place. 


"Based on last season, Douglas is another who looks down the pecking order at left-back, but it is understood he remains happy at Thorp Arch, a key member in the dressing room."

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

Sorry Celtic fans, but it seems that this one might not happen.

Valued at £1.8million by Transfermarkt, Barry Douglas may have endured a frustrating time at Elland Road, but he's still a key part of the squad.

Leeds United will be looking for further additions that means that the former Wolves man could slip further down the pecking order.

But according to Cross, Douglas will not be going anywhere.

It remains to be seen how much of an opportunity he'll get in the top flight, but after playing a big part in the club's promotion he'll certainly deserve a chance to shine.

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