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Report: Celtic and Southampton eye Bartosz Berezynski

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Report: Celtic and Southampton eye Bartosz Berezynski

The Polish defender is set to be sold by Sampdoria this summer.

Celtic and Southampton are set to battle it out to sign Sampdoria defender Bartosz Berezynski, according to Italian newspaper Il Secolo XIX.

Berezynski, 28, is a right-back by trade and featured 29 times for the Serie A outfit last season.

He can also operate as a central defender, however, and his versatility would make him ideal for any interested party.

Sampdoria are keen to offload players in a bid to raise funds for their own summer recruitment drive.

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It is thought they are trying to alert Premier League clubs towards the availability of their players, although Celtic are credited with interested in the Polish player.

Celtic have Jeremie Frimpong and Hatem Abd Elhamed who can play right-back and signing Berezynski would further enhance the competition for a place.

 

Having been a regular in a Serie A team, however, it’s easy to see why Neil Lennon is keen to bolster his squad with such star quality.

Southampton is also an interesting link, with Ralph Hasenhuttl already adding Kyle Walker-Peters to his ranks this summer.

According to Eurosport, Berezynski cost Sampdoria £1.8 million when he signed from Legia Warsaw and it seems likely they will want to make a significant profit.

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Celtic are well-stocked at right-back and Southampton might look like the better option at present.

Although Walker-Peters has been added to the ranks, in reserve there is very little at St Mary’s Stadium.

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Yan Valery made just 11 outings last season in the Premier League and some competition might prove ideal.

The chance to play in the Champions League at Celtic might prove attractive but the lure of the Premier League might make Berezynski’s decision a tough one.

Whoever he signs for will be getting a quality defender with bags of experience and it’ll be interesting to see what impact he could have at either Celtic or Southampton.

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