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Should Celtic look at Presnel Kimpembe on loan?

Paris Saint-Germain's French midfielder Adrien Rabiot (L) celebrates with Paris Saint-Germain's French defender Presnel Kimpembe after scoring during the UEFA Champions League round of...

Celtic need a new centre-back and should Brendan Rodgers look at a loan for Presnel Kimpembe?

Paris Saint-Germain's French defender Presnel Kimpembe (L) vies for the ball with Caen's French defender Frederic Guilbert (R) during the French L1 football match between Caen (SMC) and...

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers must do everything he can to sign a top-class defender before the transfer window closes.

In all likelyhood, Rodgers is probably already on the lookout as Dedryck Boyata slowly but surely nears an acrominous departure from Parkhead this summer.

A new centre-back is of the utmost importance - and should the Celtic boss go for Presnel Kimpembe?

The 23-year-old clearly has a future at Paris Saint-Germain after the Ligue 1 champions extended his contract this week.

 

However, it seems very likely that he might struggle for regular football under Thomas Tuchel this season.

Tuchel started Thiago Silva and Marquinhos at centre-back for their Ligue 1 opener last weekend and the addition of Thilo Kehrer for £33 million [Sky Sports] means that Kimpembe might be les Parisiens' fourth-choice option.

Kimpembe, worth £32.3 million according to CIES Football Observatory, was part of Didier Deschamps's World Cup-winning France squad in Russia this summer, playing one game.

If he is Tuchel's fourth-choice option then plenty of clubs will be interested, but Rodgers has clearly brought Odsonne Edouard's game to the next level since signing him from the French giants, as well as improving Moussa Dembele and Olivier Ntcham.

PSG might not be adverse to the idea of loaning the young defender to Glasgow and what a short-term replacement it would be for Boyata, if the Northern Irish manager can pull it out of the bag.

Paris Saint-Germain's French midfielder Adrien Rabiot (L) celebrates with Paris Saint-Germain's French defender Presnel Kimpembe after scoring during the UEFA Champions League round of...

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