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Celtic should ramp up interest in defensive target Connor Roberts

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Celtic should ramp up interest in defensive target Connor Roberts

Celtic reportedly have Swansea City defender Connor Roberts on their transfer radar.

According to the Express, the Bhoys are scouting the Wales international and are aware that his contract at the Liberty Stadium expires at the end of the season.

Brendan Rodgers’ side would be able to snap him up on a free transfer in the summer if he leaves the Swans when his current deal ends, but they should forget about waiting until then.

 

Celtic should press ahead by stepping up their interest in Roberts when the transfer window opens in January and try to land him for a cut-price deal.

There is sure to be a host of interest in the 23-year-old next summer if he is available and the Scottish champions should try steal a march by picking him up early.

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Roberts is enjoying a decent season in the English Championship with Swansea and hasn’t missed a single minute of their 17 league games so far.

He’s an adventurous right-back that likes to push forward in possession and has chipped in with two goals so far this campaign as a result.

Celtic currently have Mikael Lustig as their first-choice right-back, but the Swede has been inconsistent so far this campaign and his best days at Parkhead may be behind him.

Celtic are still in the hunt for all domestic silverware and will hope to be in the Europa League knockout rounds in the New Year, which is why strengthening the XI with the signing of Roberts would be a good move.

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