Former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell believes Celtic should not hesitate about signing Derby County fullback Lee Buchanan before the transfer window closes.
The Sun journalist Alan Nixon confirmed last week that there is “definite interest” from the Hoops in the 20-year-old (who has also been targeted by Nottingham Forest, Arsenal and West Ham).
Campbell believes Buchanan would also help Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou solve an issue on the left-hand side of defence, where Greg Taylor has struggled for form since the start of the season:
“That could be a bargain signing. You don’t mess around because that is one of the problem positions for Celtic. There should be no ‘umming’ and ‘ahhing’ because at the end of the day, £1.5million is cheap for a player who has England Under-21 experience. He could easily be one of these players who Celtic make a big profit on in the future so it could be a great signing.”
If Buchanan is available for £1.5m, as Campbell suggests, then it does seem like a no-brainer. The defender is an England Under 21 international and has been hailed by Rams boss Wayne Rooney as an exciting young prospect.
The left-back seems to have the ability to slot into the first team straight away and he would undoubtedly provide Taylor with the competition he desperately needs.