It has been speculated over the past 24 hours that Celtic target Tommy Smith looks on his way to Stoke from Huddersfield. Early in the week it appeared Celtic could potentially get the right back to Glasgow but one midlands journalist has gave some more insight into why Tommy’s likely on his way to the Potters.

The fee Celtic were rumoured to be offering for the defender was around £2.5m while Stoke have swooped in and offered £4m without batting an eyelid according to the Telegraph Journalist.

A figure Celtic appear not to be comfortable with to capture the 27-year-olds signature.

Celtic fans know the team is in desperate need of a natural right back and yet another target looks out-with our reach.

With more Champions League qualifiers on the horizon, the longer we leave it, the more precarious our position in the tournament could become.