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Brendan Rodgers Targets Republic Of Ireland Defender As His Next Celtic Signing

As the Brendan Rodgers era gets underway at Celtic, the former Liverpool manager is expected to be highly active in the transfer window this summer.

Rodgers made his first foray into the transfer market yesterday, and completed the signing of highly talented youngster Moussa Dembele.

According to the Daily Mail Blackburn Rovers 24-year-old defender Shane Duffy, who has just returned from Euro 2016 with Republic of Ireland, could be Rodgers’ next signing.

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22:  Shane Duffy of Republic of Ireland celebrates his team's 1-0 win in the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Celtic have made an enquiry about the Irish defender’s availability and claims suggesting, with Duffy having just one year left on his contract at Ewood Park, that Celtic are willing to spend £2million on Duffy in a bid to secure his signature this summer.

Duffy began his career at David Moyes’ Everton in 2008, making five first team appearances in between loan spells at Burnley, Scunthorpe and Yeovil, before joining Championship side Blackburn Rovers in 2014.

The defender has been in fine form for Blackburn and despite being an unused sub against Sweden and Belgium, the Irish International gained his 5th cap against Italy in Group E of Euro 2016.

LYON, FRANCE - JUNE 26:  Shane Duffy of the Republic of Ireland controls the ball during the UEFA Euro 2016 round of 16 match between France and the Republic of Ireland at Stade des Lumieres on June 26, 2016 in Lyon, France.  (Photo by Aurelien Meunier/UEFA via Getty Images)

Duffy put in a solid performance which helped secure an historic victory against Italy to propel the Republic of Ireland into the last sixteen.

The Derry man may favour a move to Parkhead where he will be in with a strong chance of winning trophies, along with regular European football.

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