Celtic and Liverpool in transfer battle for centre-back

Defence has been an area of weakness for Celtic for a while now and they could definitely do with another centre-back in the near future. But it looks like they might be facing competition from Liverpool, as well as several other clubs from Scotland and also from down South, for the highly-rated centre-back, whose current deal is set to run out in the summer.

Celtic could certainly do with another centre-back right now. Cameron Carter-Vickers is the only one who has shown consistency in the heart of Ange Postecoglou’s defence this season. And he is only on a season-long loan from Tottenham Hotspur at the moment.

On the other hand, there have been times when Carl Starfelt has looked brilliant. But there have also been spells when he has completely struggled. On the other hand, while Stephen Welsh is a good option to have, he is not quite ready to be a regular starter yet.

Hamilton Academical’s Jamie Hamilton appears to be attracting a lot of interest right now. As reported by TEAMtalk, Celtic, Hibernian and Aberdeen are all keen on the defender while down South, there is strong interest from Liverpool, with clubs like Newcastle United, Burnley, Brighton & Hove Albion, Brentford also in the running along with several Championship clubs.

Celtic in transfer battle with Liverpool for Hamilton

It is safe to say that despite being just 19 years of age, Hamilton has already made quite an impression at the senior level which is evident from the clubs who are interested in signing him.

His current deal will run out at the end of the season, meaning that he could be available as a free agent in the summer unless he ends up extending his current deal, which does feel unlikely.

Let’s see what the future holds for the young Scottish defender but it certainly seems bright.

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