Celtic should consider a move for Robbie Brady

By John Reid

January 9, 2020

With Scott Sinclair having left Celtic, the Hoops will be on the lookout for a player who can play on the left-side of midfield.

There is one such player in the Premier League who the Hoops should consider moving for. That man is Burnley’s Robbie Brady.

Out of contract at end of the season

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Some might think that the Hoops won’t be able to entice a player for the Premier League in England to Scotland. However, it should be pointed out that the player is out of contract at the end of the season. That means that the Hoops can talk to the player now about signing a pre-contract agreement. That is an avenue that the Hoops should pursue.

Another reason that the player might be tempted by a move to Celtic is that he has not a first-choice player for Burnley. He has played 13 times, but most of those apperances has been as a substitute.

A different type of player from attacker who left club

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It has to be said that Brady is a bit of a different player than Sinclair. He is not likely to score as many goals as Sinclair did for the Hoops. In fact, he has scored only one goal this season. However, he would be useful in away games in Europe or games at Ibrox, where the Hoops have to dig in.

It would be a bit of a statement of intent if Celtic signed Brady. It would show that the Hoops are planning for the future. Would it be a good move to get Brady signed on for the rest of this season? Yes. However, as he has been in the Burnley squad most weeks they might not agree to that. However, it is still worth a try.

Celtic have yet to make any signings in January, on a pre-contract agreement or otherwise. The Irish international -who has 46 caps for his country – would be a good bit of business to announce in the next week.