As reported by Sky Sports, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has opened up on a move for Hull City full-back Moses Odubajo, revealing that talks have taken place that could lead to a potential transfer as early as this week.
The Hoops are currently in Austria preparing for their vital UEFA Champions League qualifiers next month. The first team squad is largely unchanged from last season, although Lewis Morgan has now joined the set-up with Stuart Armstrong moving to Southampton.
With signings expected beyond the permanent acquisition of Odsonne Edouard, Celtic fans are eager to see who will be joining the club over the next couple of months.
One name that appears likely to sign is Moses Odubajo.
He appeared in Austria this week, although Brendan Rodgers has confirmed he is not yet training with the club.
The player is however in talks with the club ahead of a potential move, with the Celtic boss revealing they have agreed permission from Championship outfit Hull City.
As quoted by Sky Sports, Rodgers said:
We had permission from Hull. He is a player that interests us. Of course he has been out injured for a long period of time. Just at this moment there is nothing concrete. We have invited him over to have a conversation and we will take it from there.
In terms of his profile, Moses, when he is fit, is a really dynamic full-back who gets forward. He is very aggressive.
I had seen him as a young player at Leyton Orient and then coming through the England system and through into Hull, where he had a great season in the Championship.
Given Rodgers’ clear knowledge of the player, the fact he fancies the player enough to bring him over to Austria for discussions highlights that the Hoops boss might have big plans for him next season.
Celtic badly need competition at right-back, with Mikael Lustig drawing criticism for some of his performances in the position last term.
The 24-year-old needs first-team rehabilitation given he has not played for two seasons, but with good experience in the English Championship prior to that and with the faith of Rodgers behind him, he’s a player who could find a road back to top form at Celtic.
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