If Celtic are serious about giving Scottish talent a chance then they should make a move for Stuart Findlay this summer. The centre-back, once on our academy’s books, has had a storming season for Kilmarnock as they beat their record points total to finish third in the league.
The defender started 31 of the Ayrshire side’s league fixtures during the season and kept 12 clean sheets. He was widely regarded as one of the top performers in his position over the course of the season and also a player who is likely to improve.
Pay the money
Celtic wouldn’t be admitting defeat if they re-examined Findlay’s suitability for the first team. He’s come on leaps and bounds since leaving the club in 2015 and would add much-needed cover in a depleted area of the park.
The club should think of Findlay’s time away as an extended loan spell. Ryan Christie spent the guts of three years away from the club after we signed him and he’s developed as a result.
A bid of around £500,000 would probably be enough to swing a deal for Findlay. When you consider the amount of money the club have wasted in recent years, it really isn’t that much.