'Please': Celtic fans react to links with Dortmund's Jeremy Toljan

Celtic fans are seen ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Salzburg at Celtic Park on December 13, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Borussia Dortmund outcast Toljan could reportedly leave the Bundesliga leaders for Scottish Premiership champions Celtic this month.

Jeremy Toljan of Borussia Dortmund during a friendly match against Willem II Tilburg as part of the training camp on January 11, 2019 in Marbella, Spain.

With a real fight for the Scottish Premiership title on their hands, and a daunting Europa League clash against Valencia on the horizon, it is no wonder Celtic fans are getting desperate with the January transfer window set to close on Thursday night.

A right-back is a must this month but, so far, Celtic have failed to bring anyone in to replace the ageing, ailing Mikael Lustig.

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Links with Timothy Castagne, Omar Elabellaoui, Conner Roberts, Milad Mohammadi and Robert Gumny have come to nothing, so it remains to be seen whether a deal for Jeremy Toljan is a possibility or a pipe dream.

Jeremy Toljan of Borussia Dortmund controls the ball during the friendly match against SF Lotte at the Frimo Stadion on November 16, 2018 in Lotte, Germany.

According to the Scottish Daily Mail (29 January, page 78), the 25-year-old has been told he can leave Borussia Dortmund on loan this month and with good reason.

A £4.5 million signing from Hoffenheim in 2017, Toljan has not made a single Bundesliga appearance under Lucian Favre this season with BVB six points clear at the top of the table.

But Toljan, who shone as Germany won the U21 European Championships two years ago, is a versatile defender capable of playing on the left and the right, an attack-minded full-back with terrific delivery from out wide.

And he would be welcomed with open arms by the majority.

Jeremy Toljan of Germany and Dani Ceballos of Spain during their UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2017 final match on June 30, 2017 in Krakow, Poland.

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