Celtic have never been afraid to reach beyond Scotland for players in the squad. However, one place that has eluded them is the one place that I call home — the United States of America.
It is a completely untapped resource, one that has been sending quality players and ones in need of a bit of extra development to get to the next level for nearly 20 years now.
Celtic were crazy enough to sign a Japanese import when that wasn’t a smart move…and we all know how that panned out.
So, why not go in to uncharted waters for the club? It is obvious there are needs to help round out the squad and American players, whether here in Major League Soccer or in leagues abroad are brimming with potential.
Add in a dash of Brendan Rodgers’ famed developmental work and you could have something really special. All of it at a good price too.
Not that loving Celtic would be any less or more of my life should any of these players put on the famed hoops. It would just make it that much more interesting.
With that in mind, let us look to the five American players we’d love to see in a Celtic kit now or in the relatively near future.