Report: Celtic make move for Liverpool’s Jon Flanagan

Liverpool's Jonathan Flanagan in action with Tranmere's Darren Stephenson

Celtic are reportedly interested in signing Jon Flanagan from Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

Liverpool's Jon Flanagan in action with Watford's Jose Jurado

Celtic are interested in signing Jon Flanagan from Liverpool in the summer transfer window, according to The Scottish Sun.

It has been reported that new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has made an official approach for the 23-year-old full-back.

“Celtic are talking of a loan with a rental fee but it would have to be a permanent deal,” states the report in The Scottish Sun.

“Flanagan, who is also fancied by Premier League new boys Burnley, still has a transfer value at the Kop and may be allowed to go if the deal is right.

“Rodgers has tried and failed to sign many of his old Liverpool players but he had a great relationship with Flanagan, who has fought back from injury, and that may may help to land him.”

Liverpool's Jon Flanagan and Lucas Leiva in action with Stoke's Peter Crouch

Newly-promoted Premier League club Burnley are also reported to be interested in securing the services of Flanagan in the summer transfer window.

According to The Sun, Burnley want to sign the 23-year-old on a season-long loan deal this summer.

The full-back has been on the books of Liverpool his entire professional career so far, but he has not played much competitive football for the past two seasons due to injury.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates with Jon Flanagan after winning the penalty shootout

Flanagan featured in five Premier League matches for the Reds last season, creating two chances in the process.

The defender had a pass accuracy of 83%, and won seven headers, two dribbles and nine tackles.

The Englishman failed to play a single match in the Premier League for Liverpool during the 2014-15 season, while in 2013-14, he featured in 13 league matches.

Flanagan is a talented defender, and for him to progress and develop, he needs to get regular playing time.

While Celtic are a big club and in Rodgers the Liverpool defender would have a manager who knows him well, joining Burnley would allow him to remain in the Premier League, and that would be more beneficial to his career.

Liverpool's Jon Flanagan in action with West Ham's Enner Valencia

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