With the transfer window reaching its conclusion, Celtic are working on two deals before the deadline closes.
Late last night we received word that Jonjoe Kenny was set to join the Hoops on loan from Everton. However, another loan deal could be on the cards for Neil Lennon’s side.
On Deadline Day, it was reported by Sky Sports’ Anthony Joseph that Celtic were interested in signing Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga.
It’s thought that the 21-year-old will find out later whether he is free to leave for a temporary switch. Two Premier League club’s are also eyeing a move for the young defender.
Sky Sports claims that he is one of a number of defenders the Bhoys are considering before the window closes.
Signing another centre-back in January is of utmost importance for Celtic. They have been shocking in that department this season, shipping 19 goals in six Europa League outings and letting in 13 more than Rangers domestically.
It’s been a horror show for Celtic and a large part of that has been down to Shane Duffy. The Brighton loanee has made numerous blunders in recent weeks and months. He was nearly sent off in the Old Firm derby and is making a succession of lacklustre errors.
Signing Tanganga, therefore, would be a huge bonus. Not only can he play in the middle but he’s also a capable full-back so like Kristoffer Ajer, would provide Lennon with an enormous amount of versatility.
Unlike Duffy, his decision making seems to be better and pivotally, quicker. After his Spurs debut last year, Tony Cascarino commented: “He runs with pace and you can tell he sees things quickly, he gets there. He made a couple of last-ditch challenges.”
This has the potential to be huge for Celtic. Duffy is typically a slow player and relies on his big frame to outmuscle defenders. Tanganga, though, is not only physical but can use his pace to recover and make important tackles.
If Celtic can sign the £25k-per-week youngster, it would be a great way to end the window.