Defender Casper Hojer has emerged as a transfer option for Celtic ahead of next week’s deadline, The Daily Record reports.

There are only seven days to go until the current transfer window closes, and although the Bhoys have done the majority of their business already, there is one position in need of strengthening.

Since Boli Bolingoli’s exit, Greg Taylor has had zero competition on the left flank and Neil Lennon badly needs to bring in a player capable of playing at wing-back.

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Hojer, said by The Record to be valued at £1.5m, apparently fits the bill and will be considered by Celtic in the event a move for Alfie Doughty doesn’t come off.

Reported Celtic target Casper Hojer

Reported Celtic target Casper Hojer / (Photo by Lars Ronbog / FrontZoneSport via Getty Images)

The Danish 25-year-old has less than a year left on his current contract, and the recruitment team at the Bhoys are keen.

He has a pretty impressive record at Aarhus, having assisted 20 times and scored 9 in 92 appearances.


That’s not bad at all for a defender.


The former youth international also appears to be something of a free-kick specialist, which might account for the high assist rate.

All of that sounds promising, but ultimately I am hoping that the manager and Nick Hammond land their first-choice target and that’s Doughty.

We’ve already lodged two bids for the Charlton speedster with a third reported to be on the way.

Reported Celtic target Casper Hojer

Reported Celtic target Casper Hojer / (Photo by Jan Christensen / FrontzoneSport via Getty Images)

If that’s who they want, that’s who the club should deliver if at all possible.

Hojer does have a lot of experience in Scandinavian football but surely if he had a lot of potential he’d have left for a bigger team by now?

In other news, UEFA’s change to our upcoming Sarajevo fixture will mean an extra night in Bosnia for Celtic.

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