ENGLISH MEDIA LINK DEFENDER TO CELTIC AFTER £30M LIVERPOOL MOVE
At the time, it was one of the weirdest transfer stories to make the headlines in Scotland. Ben Davies was said to have agreed and signed a pre-contract agreement to come to Celtic in July from Preston North End.
The media hype and the fact that then Celtic gaffer, Neil Lennon, had spoken about the deal being done and it was met with relative excitement amongst the Hoops fans.
A few days later and an injury hit Liverpool come and take Davies from under Celtic’s noses when they paid a reported £1.6m to lure the big centre half to the Kop as The Reds looked to cover the central defensive issues due to injuries to Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez
Fast forward almost five months later and Davies is yet to appear in a Liverpool jersey as the move to the Premier League seems to be an ill fated error of judgement for the Englishman.
The Daily Express have reported that Jurgen Klopp is now close to sealing a £30m move for RB Leipzig’s 21 year old French defender Ibrahima Konte and have hinted that if the move is completed, this could pave the way for CEltic to reopen negotiations to finally bring Davies to Paradise.
With the central defence being a serious issue this season for the Hoops, bringing in Davies to help shore up the holes at the back will certainly be a step in the right direction for the Parkhead giants.