Former Celtic defender Adam Matthews has emerged as a potential target for the Hoops this summer.
According to the print edition of the Scottish Daily Mail (16/06 – back page), the recently-released defender is reportedly on the club’s radar.
Celtic are said to be considering a deal after he left Sunderland at the end of his contract.
Matthews is a player that they believe can be an option to help solve the emerging problem at right-back.
While it remains to be seen if the player would be considered as a first-team player or more of a squad option, he would certainly be one of the club’s cheaper transfer targets.
He leaves Sunderland after a mixed spell with the League One outfit, where he was in and out of the team over the course of last season.
Matthews left Celtic in a £2 million deal to join Sunderland back in 2015 after failing to oust Mikael Lustig from the right-back position during his previous spell at the club.
Right-back options Celtic could consider this summer
Possibly a bit ambitious with the money Cardiff may demand, but Callum Paterson could be an astute signing. Able to play in midfield or defence, he would be a great addition to the squad.
The former Premier League winner looks set to leave Leicester and would be an experienced option, providing his wage demands would not be too high.
While he is an ageing player, Valencia is on his way out of Manchester United this summer and would also arrive with a wealth of experience. Wage demands could also be an issue here.
Todd Kane will leave Chelsea this summer and would surely be a better option when compared to Matthews. He can also play comfortably on the left too.