Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has made it clear he’d welcome a Celtic move for Filip Benkovic this January.
Benkovic, who had a prior loan spell at the club after being signed by Rodgers, has returned to Leicester this month after struggling for game time at Cardiff City.
The Croatian, who the Foxes signed for £13m [Sky Sports], became popular with supporters during his time at the club.
However, there appear to be serious question marks about his development and injury record.
Rodgers thinks a Celtic return could be the best thing for him.
He said, as quoted by The Glasgow Times: “It’s certainly a possibility. It’s a huge club and he did very well there. We haven’t had any contact but he’s back now and we will see what happens.
“Celtic would be a great move for him. He’s at the age where he really needs to be playing and that didn’t quite materialise at Cardiff.
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“I would never blame another manager for not playing someone because circumstances can change all the time but unfortunately it didn’t work out.
“It’s quite simple really, it’s now a case of finding somewhere where he can go next and get some game time.”
Celtic need to build for the future
It’s quite depressing that two of our main transfer hooks over the last month have been potential moves for struggling former players.
Patrick Roberts flopping at Middlesbrough and Benkovic having his loan cut short have both sparked Celtic-related discussions.
Celtic need to build for the future now and an over-reliance on loan signings isn’t exactly the way to go about it.
As some of our forum users have discussed today, why not give someone like Stephen Welsh a chance before bringing in another loanee?
We need to know if these young players have it in them to make it at Celtic. I doubt that’s going to be determined simply from Lennoxtown training.