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Sam Byram would be perfect Celtic target for summer

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Sam Byram would be perfect Celtic target for summer

The right-back was linked with a move to Liverpool whilst a Leeds United player.

It would be fair to say that Sam Byram has not exactly enjoyed a good time at West Ham United.

Since his move from Leeds United in January 2016, he has struggled to find anything like his best form. Injuries have not helped matters either.

All in all, Byram has played just 36 times for the Hammers in the past two and a half season.

So, should Celtic offer him a way out this summer?

First of all, Brendan Rodgers is supposedly a fan. Back in April 2015, it was reported by the Daily Star that Byram was being tracked by Rodgers when Liverpool manager.

An £8 million deal for the player was mooted but nothing ever happened.

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It would not be a surprise if Liverpool were interested. Byram was one of the hottest prospects in the Championship. West Ham won the battle for his signature a few months later, with Everton beaten into second. By this time, Rodgers was out of work. He had been sacked, with Jurgen Klopp the new Liverpool boss.

Now, Rodgers is at Celtic and the Bhoys need to sign a new right-back in the summer. Swedish defender Mikael Lustig has endured a tough season. His drop in form has certainly been one of the more alarming aspects of Celtic’s campaign.

In back-up, Celtic have Cristian Gamboa, who in all honesty cannot buy a game at Parkhead. After the Costa Rican, there is Anthony Ralston, one for the future at 19-years-old he is currently on loan at Dundee United.

Come the summer a new right-back recruit will be needed and Byram could be perfect.

The 24-year-old still has plenty to offer in his career and moving north of the border could be the perfect kickstart he has been looking for.

With Celtic needing a right-back, the pursuit of Byram would certainly make sense this summer.

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Everton fan for my sins.

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