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

The New British Tennis Stars Looking to Emulate Andy Murray

Jonny BoyleFebruary 9, 2021

Football’s Most Inspirational Personalities

Jonny BoyleFebruary 2, 2021

Does Anybody Want To Win The Premier League?

Jonny BoyleFebruary 1, 2021

Why Liverpool Really Need to Start Winning.. Starting With Burnley

Jonny BoyleJanuary 21, 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo: One More Goal Towards His Legend

Jonny BoyleJanuary 13, 2021

The Growing Diversity of Online Football-Related Games

Jonny BoyleDecember 18, 2020

Best Ever Premier League Transfers

Jonny BoyleDecember 14, 2020

6 Best Youth Football Academies with Historical Roots That Have Managed to Pass the Test of Time

Jonny BoyleNovember 26, 2020

Jamie Young’s Journey To The Top

Jonny BoyleNovember 18, 2020