Celtic look set to battle Aston Villa and Leeds United in the summer for the services of Barnsley centre-back Liam Lindsay, according to the Mirror, cited by the Birmingham Mail.

The 23-year-old has been a key member of the Barnsley squad this season, as the Tykes aim for an immediate return to the Championship.

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Lindsay originally came through the youth academy at Partick Thistle and spent five years as a professional for The Jags, before moving to South Yorkshire in 2017.

Since then, Lindsay has made over 80 appearances in the Football League and his consistent displays this term has caught the eye of numerous clubs, including Celtic.

According to the report, Celtic will have to battle Aston Villa and Leeds United if they are to secure the defender’s services.

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Stoke City and Premier League outfit Brighton and Hove Albion are also reportedly monitoring Lindsay’s current situation.

If Lindsay is to leave Barnsley this summer, the Tykes will demand a fee of up to £5 million, despite signing the Scot for just £350,000 in 2017.

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