Former BBC Scotland presenter, Jim Spence is certainly someone who knows about the on-goings with football in Dundee. So his claim today came as a bit of a surprise to some Celtic supporters.
Spence claimed via Twitter that the Scottish Champions were on a scouting mission last weekend, watching current Dundee United number one, Benjamin Siegrist against St Johnstone in Perth.
‘If they end up selling their two key assets Lawrence Shankland and Benjamin Siegrist in the January window, hopes of staying in the Premiership may be damaged’……Celtic watched Siegrist at Perth on Saturday🤔 https://t.co/ZMqO7KPgjb— Jim Spence (@JimSpenceDundee) October 30, 2020
At this current time, Celtic’s goalkeeping situation is an interesting one.
Vasilias Barkas has come under criticism from some within the support, which could be seen as unfair by some as the Greek keeper hasn’t put a foot wrong.
Due to an injury though, Barkas has missed out in the last two games and even found himself on the bench on Thursday night, with Scott Bain coming in to replace him and putting in a good display.
It wouldn’t come as a surprise to many if Bain was to continue in goals come Sunday for the Scottish Cup semi-final.
The fact Neil Lennon’s side are reportedly scouting Siegrist is a bit of an interesting one. He has made a good start to the season but I think many would admit, he isn’t someone who you would think Celtic would look to pursue.
Dundee United do find themselves in a tricky situation, with financial troubles as many will have during this current climate. The club has even gone as far to ask players and coaches at the club to take a pay-cut. So selling some key stars may have to happen in January.
Although it may seem strange, it will probably also just be a formality with the hundreds of scouts at the club keeping an eye on players from all over the county.