Celtic are in contention to sign Derby left-back Lee Buchanan when his contract expires in the summer, according to reports in the local media.
Due to cross-border rules, the Hoops would only have to pay £300,000 in compensation for the 20-year-old. It would be a bargain fee for the defender, who has been described as a “top, top player” by manager Wayne Rooney.
Buchanan is also being pursued by West Ham, Watford and Belgian Pro League outfit Cercle Brugge, while it is likely that other teams are keeping tabs on his situation.
Arsenal were mentioned as a potential suitor last year, and he has two caps for England’s Under 21 side, demonstrating how highly the defender is rated down south.
Despite signing a whole host of players, Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has still not signed any competition for Greg Taylor at left-back, so Buchanan could be the perfect addition to the squad.