Scottish press move quickly to clarify Ben Davies Celtic situation

By John McGinley

June 24, 2022

Two Glasgow-based outlets have reported that the talk of Celtic contact with Liverpool on a move for Ben Davies is wide of the mark.

As we discussed yesterday, The Liverpool Echo reported that the Bhoys and Middlesbrough had been in touch with the Anfield side to discuss Davies’ future.

It was stated by the outlet that the Reds are looking for a £4m package for the defender this summer after failing to convince Jurgen Klopp he has a future at the club.

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However, two Scottish press outlets have apparently sourced information closer to home and the word is that Celtic are not in a race to sign him.

Football Scotland first reported yesterday evening via a Mark Hendry post on their transfer liveblog that Celtic were not keen.

Today, The Herald carries similar news, reporting that no contact has taken place between the two clubs regarding a switch to Glasgow.

The Davies link feels like it makes sense given we previously scouted, negotiated and offered a contract to him which he was on the brink of signing before making the move to Liverpool.

With two outlets now reporting it’s not a goer, however, it seems we can put this one on the backburner as Ange Postecoglou considers the future of the Celtic defence.

Cameron Carter-Vickers has already been permanently added to the mix, but Celtic seem to be on the hunt for a second centre-back signing this summer.

Christopher Jullien’s future at the club is uncertain, while Stephen Welsh is the only other back-up choice for Carter-Vickers and Starfelt.

Whoever ends up arriving, it now seems unlikely they will come from Liverpool.

In other news, Celtic on brink of double signing ahead of pre-season start with £10m+ weekend spend.