There’s again a clamouring from some Celtic fans to re-sign defender Filip Benkovic, as the recruitment team at Celtic Park navigate the final week of the January transfer window.
The club have already announced Patryk Klimala and Ismaila Soro as recruits to Neil Lennon’s squad but with a lack of depth in the centre of defence, it’s seen as a priority position for some supporters before deadline day.
The Daily Record have reported this afternoon that if the Hoops attempt to bring the Leicester City man back to Glasgow they’ll likely face competition from several Championship clubs.
As we discussed earlier today, Middlesbrough are seen as the front runners if the Foxes can secure a centre-back replacement over the next few days.
Lennon was pretty vague about any interest when asked about the player over the weekend.
However, it hasn’t stopped some fans dreaming over the last 48 hours about a potential move for the 6ft 4in Croatian.
Last season he showed excellent potential in Brendan Rodgers’ team, featuring in important matches such as the Scottish League Cup final.
Although injury halted his progress, he could be a viable option to add some competition and cover to the defensive line.
Lennon has shown a willingness to play a back-three at times recently, such as against Kilmarnock, and with just three recognised centre-backs, we need more.
These fans are convinced that Benkovic is the man to go for, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all…
We need a CH, Filip Benkovic knows the club, he knows the manager and he knows the league. A loan with an option to buy makes sense to me. HH pic.twitter.com/faWKe8sq7I
— Celtic Gossip (@CelticGossip) January 26, 2020
I would be delighted if we signed him. For some reason Lennon chose to hardly play him when he arrived last season and preferred Boyata!
— Paul McGuire (@paulconmcguire) January 26, 2020
— Mark Carey (@brianfantanaaa) January 26, 2020
— Stephen (@Stevyspear) January 26, 2020
We won’t go for him although a think 100% we should
— chivs (@CHIVS105) January 26, 2020
People were desperate for Wanyama ( no idea why ) I’d take Benkovic as my first choice.
— Celtic Da (@Celtic67Champs) January 26, 2020
Bring him home
— Ian (@GlasgowBhoy) January 26, 2020
I think Celtic should try and get him without the loan. Already know what he’s capable of. Money is in bank. A decade’s worth of work is on the line in the coming months. No need to penny pinch.
— ʕ ᵔᴥᵔ ʔ (@DCXCAy) January 26, 2020
£25m brought in fae KT n prob £30m fae Eddy in the summer….
A loan with a view to buy doesn’t seem that far fetched.
I’d be happy either way, loan or a loan with option to buy🍀👌🏻
— Dom Shv7 🍀🏆🍀 (@Shiv1888) January 26, 2020