Derby County left back Lee Buchanan is said to be a target for Celtic this summer as they look to strengthen their defensive options, as per a recent report by the Daily Record.
The 20-year-old full back has also been attracting interest from Derby’s arch rivals Nottingham Forest and it appears that speculation over his future at Pride Park is only set to accelerate.
Here, we weigh up whether the youngster should move north of the border to Celtic Park or not, as this transfer saga continues.
Is it a good potential move?
I think it would be a great move for Buchanan, as he would not only be joining one of Europe’s biggest clubs but he would also be getting exposure to European football due to Celtic’s involvement in UEFA competitions.
In addition to this he would also be joining a young and up and coming team who are hungry to try and win the Scottish Premiership title back off their rivals Rangers.
There is obviously a great chance for the player to also get trophies on his CV with the Hoops, which is something that not many players are able to achieve at such a young age.
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Would he start?
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou would certainly look to ease him in first of all and then I can see the defender pushing for a more regular starting spot.
The presence of Greg Taylor at the club will present Buchanan with a big challenge and he will have to be in top form to oust the Scot from the starting line up at Celtic Park.
Taylor is still 23 himself and will be in no mood to give up his spot, so the Derby youngster will have to work very hard to nail down a place in the team each week as the duo go head to head.
What does he offer?
Buchanan is a player who is good at winning aerial duels and is also solid defensively in one on one situations.
The youngster is also unafraid to express himself in offensive areas and likes to stride forward with the ball in order to provide a great outlet down the left flank.
He is capable of crossing from deep and beating his opposing full back to put in a delivery, which makes his play unpredictable at times.