Two reasons Celtic should look to Middlesbrough defender James Husband to solve problematic left-back position

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Celtic should look to Middlesbrough defender James Husband to solve their problematic left-back position.

According to the Scottish Sun, Ronny Deila has made strengthening at left-back his top priority ahead of the coming season.

The report states that Deila is worried about the form of Emilio Izaguirre and will now look to bring someone in ahead of him as a priority.

Charlie Mulgrew started ahead of him at left-back against Eibar on Saturday, but it appears Deila is looking for a more long-term option.

We take a look at two reasons at why Middlesbrough defender James Husband could be the perfect option for Celtic.

Fits the profile Deila is looking for:

The Celtic boss has brought in two young talented defenders already this summer, in Dedyrck Boyata and Saidy Janko, which clearly shows he’s willing to give youth a chance.

The 21-year-old defender won high praise for his performances at League One and Championship level early into his career. However, since his move to Boro, he has been behind George Friend in the pecking order, who is arguably the best left-back in the Championship.

Nevertheless, with age on his side, Husband is already a very good footballer and will only get better and better.

Potential bargain:

As mentioned, Husband isn’t first choice at the Riverside, which means Boro could be tempted if a reasonable offer was put on the table as it’s hard to guarantee him game time.

Although Middlesbrough won’t want to lose talented left-back, Celtic would be an attractive proposition for the youngster and it would be hard to begrudge him a move, should a reasonable offer be made, to once again deploy him as back-up.

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