If he can get fit, Micah Richards would be perfect addition to Celtic squad

By John Reid

June 4, 2019

As every Celtic fan knows, the club are in the market for a centre-half. The need to replace Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic is pressing.

At the moment, the duo set to be the Hoops’ main centre-backs next season are Kristoffer Ajer and Jozo Simunovic. With only Jack Hendry as the other centre-back at the club, the Hoops are in need of another centre-back.

One player who the Hoops should consider making a move for is Micah Richards, who was recently released by Aston Villa.

Experience would add to squad

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Richards won trophies with Manchester City, including a Premier League title. A player with his experience would add a lot to the Hoops’ cause.

Now, there is a caveat to any possible deal. Richards hasn’t played a game for Villa since October 2016. Villa manager Dean Smith confirmed back in October that he had fitness issues after a knee problem.

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A trial would be best option

That means that perhaps the Hoops could offer the player a trial. Let him join up with the Hoops’ training to see how fit he can get.

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If he can prove his fitness there is no doubt Richards can be a more than useful addition to the Hoops’ squad. He has more experience than all the Hoops’ current central-defenders.

Interestingly, Celtic were linked with the player in January but denied it. Things might have changed now under Neil Lennon.

He would welcome a player with Richards’ vast experience to his Celtic side. But it would all come down to fitness.