MOST Celtic fans will know the name Fillip Benkovic.
The defender has been linked with the club several times in the past and as recently as January. The stumbling block was always Zagreb’s evaluation of the player – telling any suitors it would take over ten million to land their prized asset.
This summer, Zagreb got their wish and Leicester came in and landed the Croation in a big money move – £13million with addons.
The fee is a large chunk of change which meant Celtic were never in with a realistic chance of landing the 6ft 3″ defender.
However, Leicester seemed to have signed this lad for the future and he’s yet to turn out for the first team, playing two games with the Leicester reserve side.
This has alerted Celtic, who would still be keen on bringing the defender in – even on a temporary basis.
According to the Daily Mail, who broke the story. Celtic will try to land the young Croation on a season long loan before the window closes later in the week