Celtic bids for former international player


Given the way that Brendan Rodgers has excellently delivered since his arrival at Celtic in 2016, it would be absolutely no surprise if the Hoops boss felt that his squad still needed reinforcing this summer after a campaign which ended with the Bhoys winning their second consecutive domestic treble.

There are few areas that Celtic need improve on, but perhaps right-back would be one position Rodgers will be looking to improve this summer with Mikael Lustig’s inconsistent form.

Jack Hendry was often deployed to the position following his move in January, but his form suggests that he is still some way off from being what Celtic needs – and it is probably same story with Anthony Ralston – while it would shock no one if Cristian Gamboa departs parkhead this window.

Lusitg may perhaps regain his form next term, but with the ongoing World Cup and a Champions League qualifying campaign beginning not long after, the Swede may not have the opportunity to recharge his batteries – and that may hurt his chances of regaining his form.

So perhaps Rodgers should consider a bargain deal to sign Glenn Johnson following his exit from Stoke City. The 33-year-old was raking in £30,000-a-week at the bet365 stadium, asper Spotrac, so would certainly be affordable for Hoops, especially if he agrees to a pay-cut at his next club.

Johnson was an integral player at Liverpool following Rodgers’ arrival at Anfield, with the Englishman playing 29 games in the Premier League in the campaign that saw the Reds come desperately close to lifting the league title.

The full-back could certainly play an important role for the Hoops if Rodgers did target a reunion and would certainly take a lot of the pressure off Lustig and the youngsters pushing for a first-team spot. And with wages the only aspect of the deal that is going to affect Celtic’s purse, there seems little reason why the Bhoys should not consider making a move for the experienced former international.