Celtic could provide the platform for Beram Kayal to get his career back on track, similarly to how we have done with Fraser Forster this season.

Israel midfielder Kayal, who was signed by Neil Lennon during his first spell as boss in 2010, is back at Brighton after his loan spell at Charlton Athletic was cut short on Wednesday.

Beram Kayal in action for Charlton

Beram Kayal in action for Charlton (Photo by Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images)

FourFourTwo also say that Kayal is close to regaining full fitness after undergoing minor groin surgery earlier this season.


The 31-year-old featured just six times during his loan spell at The Valley but it is easy to forget that he made 18 Premier League appearances for Brighton just last season.

Brighton midfielder Beram Kayal

Brighton midfielder Beram Kayal (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

There would be very little risk for Celtic in a move for Kayal

While many Hoops supporters may be reticent to move for a player from our past, there really would be little to lose in a loan move for Kayal.

The energetic midfielder shares a number of similarities to Forster, who was a complete outcast at Southampton when we swooped to save his career.

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Fittingly enough, Forster was also 31 and badly in need of love when Lennon swooped to bring him back to Glasgow.

And what has followed has been a meteoric rise for a player who’s career was on a downward spiral down south.

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Kayal would probably jump at the chance of a loan move to Glasgow, and an opportunity to work with Neil Lennon again.

He would add to our options in the middle of the pitch and offer something different to supplement the likes of Scott Brown, Callum McGregor and Nir Bitton.

Like Forster, Lennon would probably be able to get the best out of his former player. He knows what makes the midfielder tick, and in return Kayal would know what to expect back at Celtic.

There would be very little for us to lose in a move for Kayal. And, given that he played half of his side’s games in the Premier League last season, he could surely add something to our squad.

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