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Jake Clarke-Salter

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by Henrik 07, Apr 3, 2024.

Discuss Jake Clarke-Salter in the Transfer Rumours area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. Henrik 07 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Celtic are plotting a summer swoop for Queens Park Rangers defender Jake Clarke-Salter, sources have told Football Insider.

    The 26-year-old centre-back has caught the eye of the Glasgow giants with his performances for QPR in the Championship.

    Celtic are eyeing central defensive reinforcements in the summer window with Brendan Rodgers prioritising that area of his team for improvement.


    The Hoops signed Maik Nawrocki last summer (2023) for a reported £4.3million last summer but he is yet to break through as a first-choice option for Rodgers.

    Liam Scales and Stephen Welsh have often played alongside top asset Cameron Carter-Vickers this term but Celtic are eyeing an upgrade this summer


    Clarke-Salter has made 29 total appearances for QPR in the 2023-24 campaign, starting in 25 of those outings

    The former Chelsea youngster has started each of the last 19 Championship games for the London side.

    He has helped Marti Cifuentes’ side pull clear of the battle against relegation to League One after finding himself out of favour earlier this term under Gareth Ainsworth.



    Clarke-Salter, who won the Under-20 World Cup with England as a youth, joined QPR from Chelsea on a free transfer in 2022.

    His first move away from the Blues, where he came through the academy, came after loans at Coventry, Birmingham, Vitesse, Sunderland and Bristol Rovers.


    He has racked up 114 appearances at Championship level but Celtic are now keen to bring him to Scotland with a view to also playing him in the Champions League next season
     
  2. McChiellini..

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    Think we've been after him for years..
     
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    I live in London and QPR is my local team, so have seen Jake play a few times.

    Hes a proper leader on the pitch, with good defensive nous and he’s quality in the air - probably his best attribute infact. Hes not rapid, but no slouch either. However, if you’re looking for a ball-playing centre back, he’s not the ideal candidate for it as his first touch can be heavy and his passing is iffy. He is left-footed though, which BR might like.

    overall, he’s definitely an upgrade on the likes of Scales and would stroll it domestically but I do think we should be aiming for higher quality than him in European football.
     
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  4. Liam Scales Gold Member Gold Member

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    That’s worrying considering who’s been doing the scouting for us mate :56:
     
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  5. Foley1888

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    Thanks for the insights, being left sided would be good. Sounds like he would fit pretty well next to CCV particularly if we got a better left back and keeper on the ball.

    Another centre half who has had a career similar to CCV so far at the same club is Japhet Tanganga, I am surprised we haven’t tried to get him in even on loan. He is very fast for a centre back and although not the tallest has some leap on him. He can cover right back too.
     
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    Heard he spends his winter break driving gritters. Pass.
     
  7. JML67 Gold Member Gold Member

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    asked my mate whos a massive QPR fan about him

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  8. Mr Shelby Moderator Moderator Gold Member

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    Would take him. First and foremost we need solidity domestically again as we've shipped too many goals this season and championship players often do the job for us.

    Kelvin Wilson and even Goldson for the Huns also stepped up in Europe etc so I dont think the fact he plays at that level currently would prevent him from doing a job on the continent. It all depends on how we set up as well, if he's good enough.

    We need minimum 2 CBs summer anyway.
     
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  9. HTG "I have an uncle who does Yoga"

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    Him and Scott Mckenna :BR1:
     
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