Celtic join United defender race - reports

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Celtic are being linked with a move for versatile Manchester United defender John O'Shea.

The Republic of Ireland international is being linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer, with Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool all linked with a move for the player.

However, the Irish Daily Star is claiming that Celtic manager Neil Lennon is preparing an offer to take the player north of the border, following in the footsteps of former Manchester United skipper Roy Keane, who moved to the Bhoys from the Red Devils in 2005.

The 30-year-old has been at Old Trafford for almost a decade, but is expected to make a move away from Manchester United this summer with a handful of options at his disposal.

A right back who can also play in the centre of defence or as a holding midfielder, O'Shea would help strengthen Celtic as Lennon looks to build a team capable of reclaiming the Scottish Premier League title.


It's also possible that Emiliano Izaguirre could come into the equation should Celtic look to pursue their interest, with the Honduras international confirmed on Sir Alex Ferguson's radar.

A player-plus-cash deal that sees the Irishman arrive at Celtic Park might not be out of the equation.

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