Double deal confirmed to be in progress as Celtic determines to win treble treble


Celtic is in dire need of central defenders and is reportedly keeping a close watch on a couple.

Celtic have set their sight on a few defenders and it deals could come through before Friday’s deadline.

According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic wants to sign Le Havre centre-back Harold Moukoudi, who was linked with West Ham United all through this summer.

In addition to that, the Hoops are also in pursuit of Groningen ace Samir Memisevic [Fokus].

Getting both over the line before Friday might be a bit ambitious, but it would be so very worth it.

With or without the linked-away Dedryck Boyata, Brendan Rodgers badly needs new central defenders and two of that calibre would bring tremendous change to Parkhead.

If Boyata does leave then Kristoffer Ajer is the only reliable centre-back that Rodgers can call on.

Jozo Simunovic is prone to a moment of madness, Jack Hendry is still a long way off before he’s ready to be a big player for the Bhoys, while nobody knows much about Marvin Compper.

The Northern Irish manager started out the season playing three at the back, meaning that Moukoudi, a France Under-20 international, and Bosnian stalwart Memisevic could line up alongside Ajer for much of this season if Rodgers gets both players.

That’s a far more attractive combination of defenders than anything Rodgers can muster if Boyata departs Celtic Park and although a double transfer might be tough, it has to be done.