Scottish club Celtic appear to be the favourites to secure the signature of Tranmere Rovers defender Danny Holmes, who is out of contract at the end of this season. A number of clubs including Liverpool have been interested in the 23-year-old defender, who can play at the right back position. However, Celtic manager Neil Lennon has confirmed that the club are extremely close to securing the signature, which would be a major coup for the club ahead of the new season. It is still unknown whether Rangers will be taking part in the Scottish Premier league next season, but either way Celtic are preparing for the next season in the best possible way.

The 23-year-old has been touted as one of the next big thing from English football. However, it is thought that he has rejected the opportunity to move to Liverpool after they could not guarantee him regular football. Even though he is out of contract at the end of this season, the club Tranmere Rovers decided to use the option of extending the deal by one year. It means that the club are now eligible for a transfer fee, which is likely to be in the region of £ 4 million.

“A number of clubs are chasing Danny and one of those clubs is Celtic. But with Tranmere exercising their one-year option, I will only be contacted if the clubs agree a deal. However, I will say Celtic would be a great club for Danny and he would be perfect for Neil Lennon’s style of play. He won Young Player of the Year with his outstanding performances and he is a model pro who displays outstanding maturity on and off the field. We know of Championship interest but Scotland is the better option and Celtic is a club he would be extremely interested in joining,” said his agent.