Celtic overcomes competition to sign top defensive ace


Celtic and Leicester City are in the forefront of the race to sign wantaway Albion defender Craig Dawson, according to the Mirror.

The defender has been linked with a move away from The Hawthorns after the Baggies dropped down to the second division from the Premier League last season.

Dawson has reportedly submitted a transfer request and has taken his training away from West Brom first team after informing the club of his desires to depart.t

Celtic and Leicester are both reportedly ready to make the defender’s wish become reality and secure his exit away from the Hawthorns.

The defender has been impressive in recent years at Albion, playing over 150 games since his arrival at the club from Rochdale eight years ago. The defender has become an integral part of the Albion defence over the past four season.

Dawson can operate centrally or at right back, and is a very versatile defender, making him a key target for both Celtic and the Foxes.