Player Celtic have heavily scouted this season could be available for just £400k

By John McGinley

May 9, 2021

Benjamin Siegrist, a player Celtic have scouted on a number of occasions this season, could be available for as little as £400,000 this summer, The Scottish Sun reports.

Journalist Alan Nixon reckons that is the price that Ipswich Town are looking to sign him at, as his Dundee United career potentially comes to an end.

Siegrist is currently out of action with a broken wrist but has been one of the more impressive shot-stoppers in the Scottish Premiership this season.

Ahead of the January window, his agent Dr Thomas Kraft openly talked about Celtic’s interest in the player, telling The Scottish Daily Mail: “Benjamin has had an extraordinary season and the last match against Hibernian he produced a high level performance.

“There is interest in him from clubs in the Bundesliga and the Dutch Eredivisie.

“Celtic have also scouted him several times, that is true. But today, at this moment, we have no official offer from Celtic.”

Ultimately there was no bid for him in January, but now his asking price is potentially lower, renewed Celtic interest in him wouldn’t be a surprise.

The Bhoys have a trio of goalkeepers who have barely impressed this season. Question marks surround the futures of Vasilis Barkas, Conor Hazard and Scott Bain.

Siegrist has helped United to 12 clean sheets this season and at 29 is in the prime of his goalkeeping career. He also impressed in a 0-0 result against Celtic in March, making 12 saves during the stalemate.

On a strict budget, he could be a viable option to provide depth in the position.

Celtic-linked Benjamin Siegrist / (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group via Getty Images)

Whether he’s an upgrade on the options already available to a new manager is another matter.

Perhaps it would be best to invest a bit of time back into Greek international Barkas under a new regime.

In other news, reported Celtic target Josh Doig is following in the footsteps of Kieran Tierney and David Turnbull.