Football

Celtic ‘Edging Closer’ to Signing Huddersfield Right-Back Tommy Smith

Celtic ‘Edging Closer’ to Signing Huddersfield Right-Back Tommy Smith

Celtic are ‘edging closer’ to solving their problematic right-back position by signing Tommy Smith from Huddersfield Town, according to reports this afternoon.

The Premiership champions are known to be in the market for a new full-back to replace the departed Mikael Lustig, with youngster Anthony Ralston currently the only out-and-out first-team right-back at Celtic Park.

And according to reports, Hoops boss Neil Lennon has his sights set on 27-year-old Smith, who managed just 16 appearances in all competitions for The Terriers, who were relegated from the English Premier League.

The Huddersfield Examiner are reporting that Smith’s price could be around the £3 million mark, so he’d definitely be within Celtic’s transfer budget, despite £10 million already being spent on Chris Jullien and Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo.

Given Lustig’s exit coincided with the departures of Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic, it seems Lennon is keen to give his defence a thorough overhaul – but do you think Smith would be a shrewd buy?

Let us know in the comments section below…

More in Football

Fun Things That Sports Fans Can Do At Home During The Coronavirus Lockdown

Jonny BoyleMay 18, 2020

Bookmakers Will Be Watching Closely as Footballing Authorities Decided Season Outcome

Daniel CawApril 10, 2020

France Football Select Celtic Kit as One of the Greatest Football Strips of All-Time

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Bundesliga Set to Resume Next Month – But Behind Closed Doors Until 2021

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Sadio Mane Admits He Was ‘Thinking About Man Utd’ Before His Liverpool Move

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

George Burley Refused to Eat Green Penguin Biscuits, Reveal McCoist and Brazil

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Bayer Leverkusen Manager Peter Bosz Insists He’ll Never Forget Ibrox Atmosphere

Daniel CawApril 8, 2020

Ex-Celtic Striker Moussa Dembele Brutally Trolls Rangers on Twitter

Daniel CawApril 8, 2020

Video: Paolo Di Canio Pays Tribute to ‘Fantastic Man’ Tommy Burns and Explains Rejecting Lazio for Celtic

Daniel CawApril 8, 2020