Celtic 'set to swoop for defender' after move to Barcelona fell through

Gideon Mensah, left-centre, playing in a youth international for Ghana.
Gideon Mensah, left-centre, playing in a youth international for Ghana.
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Reports in Ghana claim Celtic are looking to buy defender Gideon Mensah.

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His club Red Star Salzburg are hopeful of sending him out on loan for this season as they look to get experience for the 21-year-old.

According to Ghana Soccernet, Celtic are one of four clubs said to be pursuing the left-back, with Zulte Wagregem, Gent and his former club Sturm Graz also chasing his signature.

This comes after a move from Mensah to Catalan giants Barcelona fell through.

The La Liga side were said to be impressed with the Ghanaian youth international as he featured in a friendly against rivals Real Madrid.

However, they couldn't agree on a deal that would've saw Mensah come on loan with an option to buy.