Mark Bosnich thinks Mat Ryan would be a good tactical and strategic fit for Celtic

By John McGinley

June 12, 2021

Former Australia and Aston Villa goalkeeper Mark Bosnich thinks the Celtic links to Mat Ryan make complete sense this summer.

Sky Sports have reported that the Bhoys, as well as Arsenal, are considering a move for the Brighton & Hove Albion player, who is expected to complete a transfer this summer.

Arsenal had him on loan at the Emirates in a backup capacity last season, where he made three appearances.

Apart from the obvious link with his former national team boss Ange Postecoglou, Ryan would be a good tactical and strategic fit for Celtic, Bosnich explains.

The former Manchester United star told BBC Radio Scotland today [16:06]: “Matty Ryan is someone he knows very well. The way Postecoglou plays, he likes his goalkeepers to be sweeper keepers and also to be very good with their feet. That’s what Matty Ryan is.

“He likes the centre-backs to be able to play the ball out. His possession-based game is intense and takes a lot of risks. He’s got to have players in those key positions who can take those risks regardless of the pressure on them.

“The club will have in mind targets. The more players you bring in and you change, the longer it takes to bed everyone down. I don’t think he’s going to have the amount of time he’s had in the past.”

If Postecoglou can get outside players he trusts into Celtic and enact his footballing style then it could save a lot of time. With a pressurised schedule already mounting, that could be key to our success next season.

Ange Postecoglou and Celtic target Mat Ryan / (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Ryan has excellent experience at Premier League level, internationally and in other European leagues.

Amidst our dodgy goalkeeper situation, he could be the perfect transfer ticket this summer.

Get it done!

In other news, Michael Stewart delivers Postecoglou to Celtic verdict; has one big concern, criticises club.