Scottish Premier League giants Celtic are reportedly eyeing up a January transfer window move for Swansea City right back Connor Roberts, according to The Express.

Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is looking to bolster his options in his Celtic squad, and is hoping to bring in some competition for Swedish right back Mikael Lustig. The main name on his radar is Swansea City defender Connor Roberts, who has impressed in the Championship this season.

Roberts has been a mainstay in new manager Graham Potter’s side in the early stages of his reign in charge at the Liberty Stadium, making 16 Championship appearances this season, picking up two goals and an assist along the way.

The 23-year-old broke into the Wales national team earlier this year, coming into Head Coach Ryan Giggs’ first squad after he took over from former Sunderland manager Chris Coleman. Since then, the defender has made seven appearances for The Dragons, scoring his first International goal in a 4-1 demolition pf the Republic of Ireland.

Prior to his breakthrough into the Swansea side, Roberts was sent on three loan spells. His first season in professional football started with a successful loan spell at Yeovil Town, where he made a stunning 54 appearances in all competitions, missing just one league game when he was called up for international duty with the Wales Under-21s.

However, his loan spells at Bristol Rovers and Middlesbrough were significantly less successful, making just five and four appearances respectively.

Being an academy graduate and a mainstay in the staring 11, Graham Potter will be reluctant to let go of the Welshman, but they are set to have their resolve tested as competition ramps up for the 23-year-old’s signature.


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