It has been confirmed that Celtic have made an offer for the highly-rated youngster and the news comes from his manager himself.
Celtic have already brought in the likes of Shane Duffy, Vasilis Barkas, David Turnbull and Albian Ajeti while also extending Mohamed Elyounoussi’s loan deal for another season. But it looks like their transfer business is not over yet.
Left-back is a position that probably is Celtic’s Achilles heel at this point of time. Boli Bolingoli will most likely not feature again after getting the club in trouble by travelling to Spain without letting the club officials know and then featuring in the game away at Kilmarnock when he should have been in quarantine. That created huge controversy and saw two of the Hoops’ games getting postponed.
Greg Taylor on the other hand has looked largely unconvincing in the games that he has featured in despite being Neil Lennon’s first choice at this point of time. As a result, do not be surprised if the club dip into the market again for a left-back.
Now PSG’s Mitchel Bakker appeared to be the club’s first-choice but hopes of bringing him on a loan have suffered a blow. And now it looks like the Hoops are going in for Charlton Athletic’s highly-rated youngster, Alfie Doughty.
His manager Lee Bowyer confirmed earlier today that the Scottish champions had indeed made a move but it was turned down. Speaking with The South London Press, he said:
“We did turn down an offer from Celtic.
“And they were at the game at the weekend, from what I understand.”
The versatile Englishman might prefer playing at left-midfield but he did make 8 appearances at left-back last season, providing 2 assists as well. Funnily, that’s one more assist than he has managed while playing further up the field. And that is where Celtic might be planning to play him at, considering their issues there at this point of time.
Of course, for that to happen, they’ll have to agree a deal with Charlton Athletic first.