Celtic’s search for a right-back is one of the stories that has defined the transfer window so far. The Hoops have been looking for a successor to Mikael Lustig for weeks on end without finding a replacement so far.
However, perhaps they could find one in a team-mate of a player that they want to buy. The Hoops have had a bid for Brentford midfielder Romaine Sawyers rejected this summer.
As yet, they have not made another bid for the player. However, his team-mate, and Brentford right-back Henrik Dalsgaard, would be a player worth pursuing.
Mainstay for Championship side
The Danish international was a mainstay for the Championship side last season, making 43 appearances. Intriguingly, whilst the majority of his appearances were at right-back, he made a few at centre-back. That could appeal to Celtic.
Contract is running out
Another intriguing factor is Dalsgaard’s contract. It only has a year left to run. Could Brentford be more receptive to selling the player as his contact comes to an end? Celtic won’t know unless they make a bid for the player.
Perhaps it will end up being a double signing from Brentford, Dalsgaard and Sawyers. Celtic would have seen Dalsgaard play when scouting Sawyers.
They will know what kind of attributes that the player has. Sooner rather than later a right-back has to be signed. Only time will tell if that player is Dalsgaard.