Report: Celtic monitoring situation of Cardiff defender Ciaron Brown
Celtic are one of the clubs monitoring the situation of Cardiff City defender Ciaron Brown, Football League World has reported this weekend.
The website believes Brown is actually in talks with Cardiff regarding a new contract.
However, with less than a year left on his current deal, he’ll soon be available on a pre-contract and that’s where Celtic’s interest is.
Rangers are also said to be keeping tabs on the four-cap international, who plays for Northern Ireland.
Brown actually has experience of Scottish football previously, having made 34 appearances in various loan spells at Livingston, including last season.
The player scored against the Bhoys in January, setting up another, during a 2-2 Scottish Premiership draw.
He returned to Wales in February and eventually became a regular in the English Championship towards the end of last season, helping the club to an eighth-placed finish.
The centre-half also attracted interest from Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough over the summer but Cardiff didn’t want to sell.
Celtic have long been interested in players from the Championship who have expiring contracts, so this report isn’t much of a surprise and seems logical.
We know that Ange Postecoglou will be looking to strengthen the squad again when the winter transfer window opens.
Celtic did a lot of work between seasons but there are still a few light areas of the squad in terms of depth and experience.
Brown appears to be a name you can add to your watchlist if you love a bit of transfer gossip.
In other news, Michael Stewart’s incredible radio praise for Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou yesterday.