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Celtic Set To Take Premier League Winner On Trial

Celtic Set To Take Premier League Winner On Trial

Danny Simpson is set to begin a trial period with Celtic.

The Scottish Sun reports that the 32-year-old, who won a Premier League with Leicester in the 2015/16 season, will link up with Neil Lennon's side next week.

Following the departure of Mikael Lustig, the signing of a right-back is a priority for the club.

Simpson was released by Leicester this summer after five years at the club. Last season, he made just six appearances for in the Premier League as he lost his first-team spot to Ricardo Pereira.

The former Manchester United player has been keeping fit during the off-season.

"(Pre-season) has been going well,” he told Sky Sports last week.

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"It’s unusual to not be going back to a team in pre-season on the first of July, but I’ve been out in Dubai at a training camp with a lot of other lads, like Jeff Schlupp and Daniel James.

"I’m back in Manchester now, training. I’m also in contact with Leicester still. They’re giving me certain sessions to do to keep me fit and I’ll probably do another training camp this weekend.

"It gave me confidence that Daniel James was there (in Dubai) because he’s gone to United and he’s one of the fittest players there, winning all the tests. So it shows it was a good camp and that we worked hard.

"I’m still in contact with Leicester and the fitness coaches there doing certain sessions that they’ve been telling me to do, which they’ve expected the other lads to do from Leicester."

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