Celtic can now sign former Aston Villa player for free

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Celtic are expected to strengthen over the course of this summer transfer window. While the need for a first-choice goalkeeper and another striker is well-documented, the Hoops might need to bring in reinforcements in the middle of the park as well. That is because their midfield options could be very different come next season.

Firstly, there are question marks over Matt O'Riley's future at Celtic Park. A number of top clubs are believed to be interested in him and a Scotrish record transfer bid is expected to arrive.

Secondly, it is looking like the club won't be signing Paulo Bernardo on a permanent basis from Benfica despite a solid loan spell. And then, it is very possible that Odin Thiago Holm could leave as well, whether permanently or on loan, after a dissapointing debut campaign in Scotland.

On the other hand, there's one player Celtic have been linked with recently who is now available as a free agent. Coventry City posted a tweet, thanking Callum O'Hare and wishing him good luck for his next chapter.

Celtic can now sign former Aston Villa player for free

O'Hare returned to action from a serious injury last season and ended up having the best campaign of his career. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he scored 10 goals and provided 4 assists in 36 appearances in the previous campaign.

O'Hare had come through the ranks at Aston Villa and was compared to Jack Grealish early on in his career. It remains to be seen whether he can fulfill that potential.

Celtic might be a great next step for O'Hare. On the other hand, it would be a smart move for the Hoops to sign someone like him on a free transfer. It would make sense for all parties involved. Let's see if it materialises or not.