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Celtic Targeting Bargain Acquisition Of Key Wales Euro 2016 Player

Celtic Targeting Bargain Acquisition Of Key Wales Euro 2016 Player
By PJ Browne Updated

In the 86th minute of Wales' quarter-final win against Belgium on Friday night, Chris Gunter ventured forward - as he had throughout the game and the tournament. His cross was met by the head of Sam Vokes who nodded past Thibaut Courtois.

It was the goal which ensured Wales' progression to the semi-finals.

Gunter has been excellent for the Welsh throughout the tournament. Playing at right wing-back, he's a key part of their side, providing much-needed width.

According to the Daily Mail, Gunter's performances at Euro 2016 have piqued the interest of Brendan Rodgers.

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The Celtic manager, who during the week made his first signing since his move to Parkhead, wants a new right-back. The 26-year-old, 72-times capped international fits the bill. He could be available for a bargain amount too. His release clause from Reading is apparently just £1 million.

Last season, Gunter made 52 appearances in all for Reading in the Championship. It was his fourth season with the club after signing from Nottingham Forest in 2012.

Moussa Dembele, the 19-year-old Frenchman - not the Belgian midfielder - became Rodger's first signing when he arrived after being out of contract with Fulham. It was viewed as being a shrewd bit of business by Rodgers. The acquisition of Gunter, if he does cost just £1 million, would likely be viewed as the same.

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