Chris Sutton has told the Daily Record podcast that he believes Diego Laxalt can become a good signing for Celtic this summer – but the Hoops legend has stated he feels sorry for current left-back Greg Taylor, claiming the latter is not “the answer”.
Laxalt, 27, completed a season-long loan move from AC Milan to Celtic on deadline day. He had clocked up just 35 appearances for Milan in two seasons, making him available for a loan and Celtic have pounced to strenghthen their left flank.
The Uruguay international – who becomes the first of his country to play for Celtic – offers cover at left-back on the left wing. Italian website claim Voce Giallorossa have claimed that a fee of £9million has been included to make a deal permanent.
Sutton was asked about Celtic’s newest signing and is confident that if he makes a good start, Laxalt can be a good addition to Neil Lennon’s side. But Sutton is concerned for Taylor, and does not think that the left-back is the long-term solution.