Celtic are set to be busier than we first envisaged on transfer deadline day. Olivier Ntcham has been linked with the exit door while there is the possibility of numerous new arrivals too.
Celtic are seemingly in the market to sign defenders on deadline day. The club are on the verge of welcoming Everton right-back Jonjoe Kenny to Parkhead.
They are also reportedly interested in taking Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga on loan but there was the possibility of another defender signing for the Hoops earlier in the window.
According to The Daily Record, Celtic were interested in landing United States international DeAndre Yedlin from Newcastle.
The right-back is now set to sign for Galatasaray in Turkey so there is zero chance of him arriving in Glasgow.
It’s a shame that the Bhoys didn’t pursue this one further. After all, he had the potential to be Celtic’s dream Jeremie Frimpong successor.
The Dutchman left for Bayer Leverkusen last weekend and thus, the Hoops require a full-back as his replacement.
But why would Yedlin have been perfect? Well, just like Frimpong, he is rampant going forward and possesses a truly incredible amount of pace.
During the 2018/19 campaign, he was clocked as the fifth-fastest player in the Premier League. Similarly to Frimpong, he can also play on the right of midfield and at right-wing back. Thus, the 62-cap international would have been an immediate like-for-like replacement.
To set him apart from the former Celtic man, Yedlin is more competent defensively too. He has made 1.9 matches per game during his career. Frimpong, on the other hand, has managed 1.1 tackles per match during his two years at Celtic.
They may have even landed an upgrade here, but it was not to be.