First summer signing? Celtic making move for 24-year-old Dutchman


Celtic are believed to be in pursuit of Willem II midfielder Elmo Lieftink.

The versatile Dutchman, who is 24, has a preference for the defensive midfield role but can also be deployed at the centre-back. He has played in more than 30 games for the Tilburg-based outfit since joining from Vitesse Arnhem in June 2016.

The late bloomer – he made his senior debut when he was already 22 – started his career with DVV Davo before moving on to Vitesse, where he mostly played in their second-string side.

Aitchison to United?

Celtic seem to be planning to send up-and-coming striker Jack Aitchison to Dundee United on loan to get him first-team experience. The forward made his senior debut aged 16, becoming the club’s youngest player in the process.