Steve Evans confirms Celtic interest in Jack Tucker

By John Reid

March 31, 2020

Gillingham boss Steve Evans has confirmed that Celtic are interested in the club’s centre-back Jack Tucker, the Scottish Sun reports.

The Daily Mail recently reported that the League One side may have to sell the player to pay wages in the future, and Evans has declared that the Hoops have scouted the defender, as have bitter rivals Rangers.

“Jack has everything. He’s two-footed, is good in the air, and he’s a competitor. He’s got a bright future, make no mistake” Evans said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“I know”

“I know Ross Wilson at Rangers well. He’s got an extensive scouting network. They’ve watched Jack numerous times. I know Celtic have, too” Evans concluded.

If there is a battle between the Glasgow sides to sign a player whenever the transfer window reopens you have to think that there will be only one winner – and that’s Celtic.

Jack Tucker in action (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

No matter what happens during now and the end of the football lockdown, you have to imagine that when football resumes the Hoops will be in a much better place financially than their Glasgow rivals.

Potential transfer fee will be intriguing

That is a long ways away though. However, it will be intriguing to find out how much money Gillingham would want for the player, they could attempt to start a bidding war with any club that is interested in signing Tucker.

Reported Celtic target Jack Tucker in action for Gillingham / (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

That could curtail Celtic’s interest more than anything. There will likely be a limit to what teams are willing to spend on players after football returns.

Still, a good transfer story is just what fans need at the moment, as the football lockdown shows no signs of ending any time soon. Hopefully there are more of these talking points between now and when football gets the nod to start again.