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Sunderland have reportedly agreed a fee with Celtic for the transfer of Adam Matthews.

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It is being widely reported that Sunderland have had a bid of around £1.5m for Celtic's Adam Matthews accepted by the Scottish champions. Celtic seemingly captured his replacement yesterday after they signed Saidy Janko from Manchester United, which appears to have freed up Lee Congerton and Dick Advocaat to move for Matthews.

The 23-year-old is primarily a right back but can also play on the right side of midfield - and has filled in at left back on occasion - joined Celtic in 2011 from Cardiff City, beating the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United to his signature. He has since gone on to make 148 appearances for the Parkhead side but may well have played his last game for the club, with it being reported that Sunderland have a deal in place and are waiting to agree personal terms for the Welsh international.

An attacking right back with plenty of pace, Matthews has 12 international caps for Wales and has played 21 times in the Champions League for Celtic, including starting in a famous victory over Barcelona in the 2012-13 season.

Advocaat had been looking for a right back to compete with Billy Jones and it seemed as if it was between Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson or Sam Byram of Leeds United but it now looks as if the move for Matthews will end our interest in the pair.