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Brendan Rodgers wanted Timothy Castagne at Celtic but he could solve problem position at Leicester

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Brendan Rodgers wanted Timothy Castagne at Celtic but he could solve problem position at Leicester

Timothy Castagne was a target for Celtic in January.

During the January transfer window, then-Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers was desperately trying to bring in a new right-back.

With Mikael Lustig out of contract this summer and heading for an exit, Celtic needed a long-term right-back to take the club forward.

One of Rodgers’ top targets was Atalanta defender Timothy Castagne. According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Celtic submitted a €10m (just under £9m) bid for Castagne.

But Atalanta turned this down and Castagne has instead remained in Serie A. His long-term future remains unclear but Celtic face a battle to sign him now.

 

Castagne’s stock has risen recently. The Belgium international shone in the recent Euro 2020 qualifiers and is enjoying a good run in Atalanta’s first-team.

Rodgers failed to sign Castagne for Celtic, but he could still land his man now that he is at Leicester City.

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The 23-year-old would be the perfect fit to solve a problem position at Leicester and complete a back four that would be the envy of all teams outside the top six.

With Harry Maguire, Jonny Evans, Filip Benkovic and Ben Chilwell, Leicester are well stocked in defence but could do with a new right-back.

Ricardo Pereira has operated in that position but he looks more suited to the right-wing role. Castagne’s arrival could help push Pereira forward.

Castagne would be the ideal long-term solution for Leicester at right-back and Rodgers would finally be able to work with his top January target.

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