Celtic could make a bid to sign Liverpool left-back Owen Beck on a permanent basis, according to the Daily Record.
The newspaper claims that the Hoops have already had a loan offer rejected for the Welshman but they could well make another approach before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
Beck impressed during his loan spell at Dundee in the first half of the season and supporters on X would be delighted if he makes the switch to Parkhead:
Great signing if true 👍
— WullyBhoy 🍀🍀 (@WilliamoB123) January 21, 2024
Owen Beck would be a fantastic acquisition.
— Stand up for Celtic (@StandForCeltic) January 21, 2024
What a signing that will be probably been the best left back in the league this season
— Quinn67 (@DeclanQ33714202) January 21, 2024
Jolly nice of Dundee to give Owen Beck a platform to show Celtic what he can do. I wonder what Liverpool will be looking for him in terms of a permanent move? £5m or thereabouts?
— Jimmy Julder (@JimmyJungas) January 21, 2024
I waxed lyrical about Owen Beck on the @celticway1888 after match pod on Boxing Day when Celtic won 3-0 at Dens Park.
This makes total sense to bring him in permanently.
He’s young, hungry, fits the profile.
Most importantly he’s a good player.#signgoodplayers 🤝⚽️👍🏻
— Anthony Haggerty (@ahaggerty10) January 21, 2024
Rivals could challenge Celtic for Beck’s signature
Rangers have also been credited with an interest in the Liverpool defender over the past few weeks, but there has always been a feeling that Brendan Rodgers’ side were favourites to sign him ahead of their Glasgow rivals.
One of the main reasons for that is that the Light Blues would have to offload Borna Barisic or Ridvan Yilmaz first before pursuing Beck.
There is one potential stumbling block that could stop Celtic from bidding for Beck again
FIFA rules stipulate that a player can’t play for more than two teams in a single season. Having returned to Anfield at the start of January to provide cover for the injured Andy Robertson and Kostas Tsimikas
After featuring in Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth at the weekend, Celtic may end their interest in the fullback, as he wouldn’t be able to make an appearance for the Scottish champions until the beginning of the 2024/25 campaign.