It looks like the Celtic transfer target is interested in a Parkhead switch if the opportunity comes knocking in January.
A 3-0 win over Hamilton Academical means that Celtic’s resurrection continued. That is now five games that they have won in a row. While that is nothing new for the Hoops, it does seem like quite an achievement considering they had a run of twelve games in which they had managed to win just two.
That does not mean that they are in a comfortable situation. The Rangers still have a 16 point lead at the top of the table although they have played three games more. And one has to think that the Derby at the start of next year will decide the fate of Neil Lennon. But no matter what happens in that game, they need to strengthen in January.
One man they have been linked with recently is Benjamin Siegrist. The Swiss goalkeeper has done very well at Dundee United and the Hoops are apparently viewing him as the solution to their problems between the sticks.
As reported by the Daily Mail, his agent has opened the door to a Parkhead switch in January as well:
‘Will Benjamin leave Dundee United in January? It depends on the financial situation at United. You would have to ask the club, it’s difficult for me to say.
‘If there was a chance to move to Celtic then that would be a very good step for Benjamin.
‘The other option is to sell him in the summer, but if there is an opportunity in January that could be probable.’
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You have to question whether Celtic still do need a goalkeeper though. Yes, they have had their fair share of problems this season in the position.
Vasilis Barkas has failed to settle in since his big money switch from AEK Athens in the summer. On the other hand, Scott Bain has never looked like someone who can make the position his own on a long-term basis.
Conor Hazard has been given a chance as a result and he has grabbed the opportunity with both hands. In the five games he has started, he has kept three clean-sheets. And although it would be too early to claim that he is a long-term solution himself, if the youngster continues to keep the ball away from the back of the net then there is no reason for Lennon to not continue with him.