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Celtic and Swansea City weighing up £6million swoop for sought-after defender

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Swansea City and Celtic are interested in signing Atalanta defender Timothy Castagne, according to reports from Italian media via Wales Online.

The 23-year old has been a regular for the Serie A club this season, and his impressive form for the Italian outfit has attracted the likes of Swansea and Celtic – who are both said to be preparing a £6million bid for the Belgian defender.

The two-time Belgium international looks likely to depart the Italian club in January, with the player’s agent stating that a move to Lazio looks far more “concrete” – with Scottish champions Celtic put off by the Italian clubs’ £10million valuation of the player.

Graham Potter’s Swans reportedly remain interested in the right-back though, as the Welsh club look to ignite what seems an unlikely push for the play-offs in the second half of the Sky Bet Championship campaign.

The Swans currently sit 12th in the table, seven points off the play-off places after a torrid first half of the season since being relegated from the top flight.

The Verdict

Castagne looks to be a really talented player on paper, which is shown with Celtic and Swansea wanting to pay big bucks for him – but I’m not really sure he’s what they need.

Connor Roberts has been a standout performer at right-back this season, with Kyle Naughton also providing adequate cover when called upon.

£6million is an awful lot of money to spend on a defender, and I think it could be spent better elsewhere if Swansea want to push for promotion.

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