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LENNY LINES UP SECOND RAID FOR DEFENDER

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CELTIC are weighing up a second raid on the Polish market when football finally gets the green light to restart.

The traditional summer transfer window – which closed on September 2 last year with the Hoops bringing in Jeremie Frimpong, Greg Taylor and Lee O’Connor on deadline day – will be moved due to the turmoil created by the coronavirus lockdown.

The champions had been keeping tabs on Legia Warsaw left-back Michal Karbownik and scouts had watched him twice before football went into cold storage in the middle of March.

The interest in the 19-year-old attacking defender comes after Neil Lennon paid £3.4million for Jagiellonia Białystok striker Patryk Klimala in January.

Karbownik is a regular with Poland’s Under-19 side and came through the ranks at Warsaw before breaking into the first team last season.

Dynamo Moscow and Real Betis have also been monitoring the player’s progress,

Scotland international Taylor, who cost £2.25million from Kilmarnock, took over the No.3 slot after the mid-winter break from Boli Bolingoli, a £3million purchase from Rapid Vienna in the summer.

The Belgian had a torrid time in the 2-1 loss to Steven Gerrard’s side at Parkhead on December 29 and Lennon could now be looking to reinforce his options for the position.

 
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