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Celtic should swoop for Rico Henry after Brentford’s deadline day capture of Dominic Thompson

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Celtic should swoop for Rico Henry after Brentford’s deadline day capture of Dominic Thompson

Celtic need a new left-back to compete with Boli Bolingoli.

Celtic lost Kieran Tierney on the English deadline day as Arsenal swooped. It was a big blow for Celtic, who now need a new left-back to provide competition for Boli Bolingoli.

Earlier this summer, the Bhoys were linked with Rico Henry (Scottish Sun). And Celtic could complete a transfer triangle by landing Henry from Brentford this summer.

 

Celtic sold Tierney to Arsenal and, on the same day, Dominic Thompson left the North London club to join Brentford. Thompson is a left-back, although it is unclear whether he has been brought in as an immediate first-team player or one for the future.

If Brentford see Thompson as first-team-ready, then this could make Henry available. If Celtic are still keen to sign the promising left-back, then the transfer merry-go-round would be complete.

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Henry would be an exciting capture for Celtic and he could be a long-term replacement for Tierney. The 22-year-old is highly-rated in England and has racked up just shy of 100 senior appearances despite his young age.

At the moment, Henry is operating as a wing-back for the Bees. This suits his game as he can fly up and down the left flank. He has four goals and seven assists in his career, which is a reasonable return for a young defender.

The onus would be on attacking when with Celtic so Henry could develop his game well with the Scottish champions. This should be a priority for Neil Lennon before the Scottish window shuts.

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