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Celtic must secure Callum Styles transfer

Celtic and Ange Postecoglou showed during the previous summer transfer window that they can be ruthless when it comes to bringing players into the club and moving others out.

Even before this summer’s transfer window has opened, the Hoops have said goodbye to two long-serving players in the form of Nir Bitton and Tom Rogic.

With that in mind and Postecoglou eager for his side to not only retain the Premiership title next season but also to go as far as they can in Europe and get their hands on even more silverware, the next few weeks could be a pivotal and very busy period for the club.

One man with whom the Bhoys have been linked in the past and who could be a solid addition to Postecoglou’s ranks this summer is Callum Styles.

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With 121 appearances to his name for his current club Barnsley, the 22-year-old has scored nine goals and delivered six assists along the way.

This season saw the Hungary international feature in all but three of the Tykes’ matches across all competitions this season, playing in a wide range of positions across the midfield and attack but predominantly in a central midfield role.

This suggests that his versatility could make him a very useful option for Postecoglou and potentially fill the void left by the departures of Bitton and Rogic.

Furthermore, Styles could also be an upgrade on current Celtic midfielder Callum McGregor.

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Better than McGregor

To compare the duo from their individual 2021/22 league seasons, the Barnsley ace racked up more shots on target, crosses, interceptions and tackles than the Celtic captain.

Labelled a “massive talent” by Oakwell team-mate Cauley Woodrow, Styles also had one of his goals for Barnsley last August described as a “rocket” by journalist Sanny Rudravajhala.

Taking all this into account, if the departures of Rogic and Bitton will force Postecoglou to add some new midfield options to his squad, then Styles’ name should definitely be near the top of his list.

With a reported asking price of £8m, securing a deal for the 22-year-old could be rather straightforward for the Hoops after the Yorkshire club were relegated from the Championship, meaning that a move to Scotland to try and win trophies and compete in Europe could be rather tempting for the player.

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