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.

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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