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Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday fight for signing of Celtic defender

Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday are competing to try and sign Celtic’s Emilio Izaguirre according to a report from The Sun.

The 30-year-old left back started the season on the bench as Kieran Tierney had managed him to oust him from his regular starting spot, but recently he has returned to the first team. With Tierney out injured, Izaguirre has been able to get back into the first eleven and he has been impressing in recent weeks so he will hope to stay there for the rest of the season.

But he may not be at Celtic Park after the end of the season as his contract is set to expire in the summer and while Celtic would like to keep the Honduran around, he wants to leave so he can be a regular again. And this attracted the attention from teams down south who believe they will be able to get a proven left back for a bargain fee.

And the two teams leading the race to sign Izaguirre are Yorkshire rivals Leeds and Sheffield Wednesday. While Leeds are doing their best to keep hold of star man Charlie Taylor, it looks likely that they may lose him when his contract runs out in the summer and they are preparing to sign a replacement should they be forced to sell him. While Izaguirre is at the other end of the age scale, his experience could be important as they push for promotion.

Sheffield Wednesday on the other end are looking for as many reinforcements as possible to make sure their push for promotion goes well, though their interest in this play may have subsided after signing Morgan Fox earlier in the transfer window.

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