Celtic should revive transfer interest in West Brom’s Sebastien Pocognoli

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Sebastien Pocognoli is to be sold by West Brom in January, and Celtic should make a move.

Sebastien Pocognoli is to be sold in January after playing just one League Cup game for West Brom this season, the Telegraph reported earlier today.

The left-back has never been fancied by Tony Pulis, despite the Belgian international being a proven top level player after impressive spells with Standard Liege, AZ and Genk.

Pulis has never wanted to use the 28-year-old, and his preference to play central defenders at full-back has left Pocognoli outcast at the Hawthorns.

He was transfer listed in the summer, but failed to secure an exit, despite the Evening Times claiming that Celtic wanted to sign him.

The Bhoys may have failed to bring him to Parkhead a few months ago, but they should look at reviving their interest in January with a new left-back likely to be one of Ronny Deila’s priorities in the transfer market.

Emilio Izaguirre looks to be past his best this term, and Kieran Tierney needs a more senior figure to learn from in the first-team ranks. The youngster has impressed when played this season, but he is not a viable option for a full campaign.

Pocognoli is clearly admired at Parkhead and by Deila, and in January he will be available for a modest fee due to being transfer listed.

He is clearly a talented player, who just hasn’t been accepted by Pulis, and if Deila could tempt him north of the border, it could be one of the best deals the Norwegian boss has completed at Parkhead.

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