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Celtic: Postecoglou can form scary duo with Joseph Okumu swoop

Celtic have seen numerous players come and go at Parkhead throughout the current transfer window.

One deal that the Hoops have secured over the past few weeks is a permanent move for Cameron Carter-Vickers following his loan deal with the Bhoys last season.

Bearing in mind how the former Tottenham defender ended the previous Premiership campaign with 22 tackles won and more interceptions made (43) than any other Celtic player, it’s easy to see why the Hoops were keen to bring him back to the club on a permanent basis this summer.

As there are still some weeks left before the transfer window closes, this could give Ange Postecoglou the chance to strengthen his defence even more and bring in a player who could form a scary partnership alongside Carter-Vickers.

One player who has been mentioned with a move to Parkhead this summer and who could fit this particular bill is Gent centre-back Joseph Okumu.

After making 41 appearances for Swedish club Elfsborg, the centre-back joined his current employers last summer.

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In 47 appearances for Gent so far, the defender – who is currently earning £2.1k-per-week – has found himself on the scoresheet three times. However, it’s his defensive capabilities which will have caught the attention of Celtic and potentially make him a solid addition to their ranks alongside Carter-Vickers.

Throughout his 27 appearances in the Belgian league last season, the Kenyan ended up making 49 interceptions and winning 41 tackles, the third-highest for each metric at Gent.

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This highlights how tough an opponent he can be without the ball and shows the similarity of attributes that he has in comparison to Carter-Vickers.

Lauded as “something special” by Dan Egner, Okumu could be a smart prospective signing for Celtic this summer, not just because of the unflappable defensive partnership that he could form with Carter-Vickers, but also given how Christopher Jullien has been linked with a move away from Parkhead this summer.

Should the Hoops seen an opportunity to land the Gent defender in the coming weeks, this is a potential deal that the Scottish champions should not think twice about completing.

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