Celtic urged to bring back former player for free

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The Celtic rumour mill is never short of speculation about potential returns of former players. The Kieran Tierney link has been around for years and as it looks like his stint at Arsenal is set to come to an end soon, expect that one to crop up plenty of times over the coming weeks. Odsonne Edouard is another player who has been linked with a Parkhead return lately, with his time at Crystal Palace not proving to be a success.

There is another former Celtic player who is available as a free agent this summer. Yet, there has not been as much talk about a potential return as you would expect under these circumstances.

Perhaps that is because he is 32 years of age now. Of course, we are talking about Stuart Armstrong, who is set to leave Southampton.

Chris Sutton has talked about Armstrong making a potential return to Celtic. He wrote in his column in the Daily Record:

"Armstrong is a free agent and that could balance out some of the issues over wages. But he is another one who won’t be short of offers this summer. He has been a very good player for Southampton and I’d expect a queue of clubs at the top end of the Championship who would love to have him on board.

"Armstrong might be 32-years-old now, but he looks after himself and has plenty left in the tank. He would be a very good signing for Celtic, perhaps one that could fill the void left by Aaron Mooy last year."

Celtic urged to bring back former player for free

Armstrong could definitely thrive in a role similar to the one Aaron Mooy had at Celtic under the management of Ange Postecoglou. There is no reason why he could not prove to be a success story at Parkhead once again.

Armstrong is still playing at a high level and at 32 years of age, he should have plenty of football left in the tank. He already knows the club and the league well too, and there would not be an element of surprise with making the transition to Glasgow. On top of everything else, he has already worked with Brendan Rodgers.

On paper, it makes all the sense in the world. But there are believed to be plenty of other clubs keeping an eye on Armstrong. So, let's see how things play out.