Celtic have moved away a bit from signing talents from around the Scottish Premiership in recent years. The last player they signed from a top-flight rival was back in the summer of 2020, when David Turnbull was brought in from Motherwell. Of course, Benjamin Siegrist had been playing in Scotland already but he was brought in as a free agent.
Interestingly, Celtic have been linked with a few Premiership players in recent times. The club are expected to sign a striker in the winter. Lawrence Shankland of Hearts and Bojan Miovski of Aberdeen have been suggested as potential signings.
A rising midfielder might be a good addition for the long-term as well. That is Lennon Miller of Motherwell, who had been playing regular senior football this season until his injury.
Miller's value seems to have increased in his absence. Motherwell have not won a single game this season without him. And that has seen him being linked with both Celtic and the Rangers.
Celtic tipped to sign Scottish midfield wonderkid
"The one that kind of stands out for me at the moment, but he's still very, very young with few games under his belt, is the lad Lennon Miller at Motherwell.
"I still think if he was to be signed by either of the Old Firm, it would be more of one of those projects because he's not been in the first-team long enough to go and show what he can do. He's still very young as well. Rangers and Celtic over the years have definitely just handpicked the best players in the league but they seem to have moved away from that in the last ten years or so."
Miller is a versatile midfielder who can play in the number 10 role, as a number 8 or even a defensive midfielder. But someone like him would be a 'project' signing for a club like Celtic rather than someone who could come in and make an immediate impact.
But then, you never know. We have seen several Scottish youngsters break through in recent years and prove that they are capable of delivering at the senior level. Aaron Hickey is a prime example, going from Hearts to Bologna to Brentford in the space of two years. So, if the chance is there to sign Miller, the Hoops should definitely consider it. He certainly looks like a real talent.