CELTIC were linked to Lee Buchanan throughout the summer months but no deal could be struck. Interest in the left-back was reignited a short time ago as injury has seen Greg Taylor sidelined and Adam Montgomery take his place.

Derby – Buchanan’s club – have entered administration, and sit bottom of the championship after a point deduction, but things are starting to look brighter. The side is set to be bought over by American Billionaire, Chris Kirchner.

Former Premier League goalie claims Celtic can use Derby’s current situation to their advantage. Derby will need to move some players on to generate some funds for the club, and the 20-year-old left-back is a player with value.

He told Football Insider: “There aren’t a lot of assets at Derby County when you look at that club.

“The players that are there, the contracts that they’re on and the ages that they’re at, it’s not too promising.

“Whoever ends up buying that club is not going to have a lot of top assets to trade with. Celtic can use that to their advantage.

“If the administrators look to move some players on, he is certainly one of them who will command a decent transfer fee.”

With his contract due to expire at the end of the season, Celtic also have more power in negotiations. Derby will fear losing the player on a free.

The winter transfer window could be another fairly active one at Celtic.


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