CELTIC are hot on the heels of Huddersfield Town defender Tommy Smith and by the looks of it, the club has just signed his replacement.
It was made known over the weekend Celtic were interested in Tommy with RecordSport reporting on Sunday evening the clubs were ‘locked in talks’ over the player’s future.
This afternoon Huddersfield have announced the permanent signing of Borussia Dortmund II defender Herbert Bockhorn (Outstanding name btw) which looks to have paved the way for Smith to sign for Celtic.
😃 The 24-year-old right back joins the Terriers for a fee that will remain undisclosed and puts pen-to-paper on a two-year contract.https://t.co/m4WHXLIzua
— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) July 8, 2019
Celtic have been on the hunt for a permanent right back for well over a year. Brendan Rodgers tried to bring one in to replace Mikael Lustig and could never land his favoured targets. In the end, the Irishman had to settle for Jeremy Toljan on-loan shortly before the former Celtic boss departed for Leicester.
It’s now critical for Celtic to bring in a right back with Lustig leaving the club this summer. As it stands, Celtic have one right back and it’s the inexperienced Anthony Ralston.
If Tommy is signed up in the next day or two, the defender will become Neil Lennon’s fourth signing of the summer.