Celtic and Rangers are both keeping tabs on Lausanne-Sport defender Archie Brown, according to reports in the Scottish media.
The 6f 3 left-back can also play in the centre of defence and he is likely being targeted by Hoops boss Ange Postecoglou as a utility player.
Brown came through Derby County’s academy but he left England two years ago to make the surprise move to Swiss football where he has established himself as a regular starter this season.
Lausanne were relegated to the second division last year, though, so while he has been in impressive form, it must be said that the level of football he is currently playing is not particularly high.
Five goals and four assists in 33 league appearances is certainly not a bad return, and the fact that Brown is only 20 years of age means he does have the potential to improve in the future. Still, it is questionable whether he is worth his £2m asking price.
Is a move for Brown likely this summer?
Considering Postecoglou has two well-established left-backs in Greg Taylor and Alexandro Bernabei, it’s hard to see Brown getting game time on the left-hand side of defence if he did make the switch to Celtic Park.
The Englishman may have a slightly better chance of getting game time at centre-back, with Yuki Kobayashi having looked far from convincing since arriving during the January transfer window.