CELTIC will most definitely be dipping their toes in the transfer market this summer. With at least three defenders on their way out of the club, bringing in backline reinforcements is imperative for the next man in charge of the bhoys.
Dedryck Boyata, Filip Benkovic and Emilio Izaguirre will all leave in the summer with Lustig’s future still up in the air. Jack Hendry could also be moved on if he is deemed surplus to requirements in the close season.
This means Celtic need to find defenders for each position.
Kieran Tierney is undoubtedly our number one left back but we will need someone who can not only cover him but someone who we can rely upon to give the defender a break. His body has broken down a bit this season after the sheer volume of games he’s played since making his first team breakthrough.
Reports from Football Insider claim Celtic will once again look at the prospect of bringing in left back Milad Mohammadi.
Milad, 25, currently plays his football in Russia’s top tier with Terek Grozny but his contract expires in the summer leaving the player free to move on.
The Iranian defender played at last summers World Cup and has been on Celtic’s radar before now. His current market value is sitting around €4m(According to TransferMarkt), but the Scottish Champions could snap him up for nothing.
The big question is – does a player want to come into the club knowing they will be playing second fiddle from the off? Or would the challenge inspire the player?