Reporter suggests Stoke City defender Harry Souttar is among Celtic targets

Image for Reporter suggests Stoke City defender Harry Souttar is among Celtic targets

Stoke City defender Harry Souttar should be on new Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou’s list of transfer targets, according to Anthony Haggerty.

The 22-year-old started his career in Scotland, with Dundee United, before moving south of the border to join Stoke in 2016.

Souttar made 43 appearances for the Championship side last season and his impressive performances have resulted in him being selected for Australia’s Olympic football team at Tokyo 2020.

Will Ange Postecoglou be a success at Celtic?





Despite being born in Aberdeen, the 6 ft 6 defender has pledged his allegiance to Australia and has scored six goals in five appearances.

New Celtic boss Postecoglou, who enjoyed a four-year spell in charge of Australia’s national team, will be keen to bolster his squad as the Bhoys set their sights on reclaiming the Scottish Premiership title after seeing arch-rivals Rangers come out on top last season.

Haggerty, of The Celtic Way, believes Souttar is one of the defenders who should be on Postecoglou’s radar ahead of his first campaign at the helm.

1 of 8

Celtic fans can you get 8/8 on this quiz on forgotten players. First up, who is this?

Speaking to TIF, Haggerty said: “Harry Souttar would be a person of interest, especially since they know him from his time with Dundee United.

“He’s gone down south and flourished. If I’m doing my scouting right, Harry Souttar’s on the list. We need defenders and you can scout Europe, Far East Asian markets and Australian markets, but you have to know what’s under your nose.

“I think Harry Souttar could be a fit for Celtic.”

Share this article