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Mitchel Bakker comments on Celtic interest from earlier this summer

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Mitchel Bakker comments on Celtic interest from earlier this summer

Celtic are currently on the hunt for a new left-back, to replace Boli Bolingoli and provide competition to current starter Greg Taylor. 

It appears that Charlton Athletic’s Alfie Doughty is their main target but earlier in the summer it was being reported that a Paris Saint-Germain defender could be a potential option. 

As reported by Sky Sports, Celtic had seen a loan bid for the Dutch defender Mitchel Bakker rejected earlier this month and a potential follow up bid was mooted. 

However, no deal ever happened and now the 20-year-old has spoken about the interest. 

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LENS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 10: Mitchel Bakker of Paris Saint-Germain runs with the ball during the Ligue 1 match between RC Lens and Paris Saint-Germain at Stade Felix Bollaert-Delelis on September 10, 2020 in Lens, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty Images)

He appeared to suggest the rumours of a move were true but that he is currently committed to remaining at PSG. 

 

“I read that in the media, it’s true,” Bakker told France Football. “But not at all, I want to stay here. I am very happy at Paris Saint-Germain.”

The former Ajax talent would have been a perfect loan signing for Celtic and for PSG  a deal would have made sense as well, giving their young talent a chance to play regular football. 

But it seems Bakker is set to have a potential break-out season at the Parc des Princes. 

Bakker has taken the starting left-back role for PSG in their last two games, replacing Juan Bernat, and it seems he will now be playing regularly for the French champions under the guidance of Thomas Tuchel. 

Celtic might have had a chance of signing the player earlier in the summer, but now it seems as though the young Dutchman is set to shine for Paris.

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