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Arsenal youngster on Celtic radar

Arsenal defender Krystian Bielik is on Celtic’s radar as the Scottish champions look to seal a loan move, according to a report in the Daily Record.

The 20-year-old spent a portion of last season on loan at Championship outfit Birmingham City and is said to be keen on a temporary move away from the Emirates in order to get first-team football.

The Bhoys are reportedly in the market for defensive reinforcements this January, but they will face competition for Bielik, who has also been linked with a return to his former club Legia Warsaw.

Rodgers plays down defensive signings

Brendan Rodgers has hit back at criticism that Celtic need to strengthen in defence, with some supporters and media suggesting the Bhoys should add a new centre-back in January.

Rodgers claims that even when Celtic had Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Manchester City defender Jason Denayer on their books, they still found it difficult in Europe.

“There’s a lot of focus on our boys defensively, but there has to be a bit of respect and reality as to who they are playing against,” Rodgers is quoted as saying by the Scottish Sun.

“Celtic didn’t qualify for the Champions League and they had Virgil van Dijk and Jason Denayer at centre-half. Who do people want Celtic to get? If we can’t qualify with those two…

“I hear a lot of talk about ‘get a…

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