Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are weighing up a move for defender Alfie Doughty from League One outfit Charlton Athletic, according to the Scottish Sun.
The 20-year-old featured for the Addicks in yesterday’s 3-1 victory over Swindon Town and has been on Celtic’s radar for months.
A left-back has been sought-after throughout the summer by Neil Lennon and it would seem as though his attentions have now turned to Doughty.
Lennon has stepped up his efforts to sign a left-back since Boli Bolingoli decided to breach self-isolation protocols last month.
Doughty, 20, played 29 times for Lee Bowyer’s team last season, scoring twice and registering three assists in the Championship.
Charlton were relegated though and with boardroom uncertainties hanging over the club, cashing in on the £750,000-rated player might be a mandatory requirement this summer.
Doughty was plucked from non-league club Bromley and has developed into a fine player under Bowyer’s wing.
Celtic have won three and drawn one of their opening four games of the campaign where they could win their 10th league title in succession.
Lennon, as satisfied as he’ll be with the majority of his squad, will hope to ensure it’s well-stocked in every area once the window closes.
Doughty might be an unspectacular name but it’s fair to say the youngster could really excel in the Scottish Premiership.
Given that the Charlton man wouldn’t cost a fortune, Lennon could even add Doughty and another left-back if he really wanted to reinforce the left-back position.
If Celtic’s interest becomes concrete then landing the youngster should be quite an easy deal to complete given Charlton’s current predicament.