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Celtic prepare for Barnsley’s Callum Styles transfer as Hoops hunts for new long-term left-back

CELTIC think Barnsley star Callum Styles can finally solve their problems at left-back.

The Hoops are still struggling to find a long-term successor to Kieran Tierney following his £25m move to Arsenal in August 2019.

Styles has impressed at Barnsley since joining Bury in 2018 and is now on Celtic's radar

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Styles has impressed at Barnsley since joining Bury in 2018 and is now on Celtic’s radarCredit: Getty
Celtic have struggled to replace Tierney since he left Arsenal in 2019

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Celtic have struggled to replace Tierney since he left Arsenal in 2019Credit: Getty

Scots star Tierney has become a hit at the Gunners but Celtic have yet to fill them despite trying out several players on that side of their defence.

Croatia right-back Josip Juranovic, 26, is working as a left-back for the Scottish giants but boss Ange Postecoglou is keen for a long-term solution.

Styles, 21, has been a standout player on the Tykes side battling relegation from the Championship this season.

The Oakwell Club has been in trouble since the old owner Valerien Ismael leaves to take over at West Brom in June.

The former Styles winger joined Barnsley as a promising teenager from Bury in 2018 and became a regular last season.

He has been a fixture for Tykes this campaign and has one goal and one assist to his name to date.

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Another person playing a left-back role at Celtic is Hibs star Josh Doig.

Ex-Hoops forward Charlie Nicholas said last month the club should move in the 19-year-old because he fits ‘the Kieran Tierney mold’.

Nicholas, 59, told The Scottish Sun: “Celtic cannot go out and buy a finished article.

“They need to develop players and sell them. That’s the model of the club.”

https://www.the-sun.com/sport/premier-league/4303206/celtic-lining-up-swoop-barnsley-styles/ Celtic prepare for Barnsley’s Callum Styles transfer as Hoops hunts for new long-term left-back

Huynh Nguyen

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