Barry Ferguson has urged Celtic to sign Filip Benkovic!
A blind man could see that the young Croatian is a quality defender but a transfer fee approaching £20m, wages and a signing on fee may prove a bit steep to consider.
Assuming that Leicester City are prepared to do business.
During the summer Celtic pushed the boat out to stump up a £9m fee for Odsonne Edouard but it is highly unlikely that they will be in a position to sign up Benkovic.
Brendan Rodgers brought the defender in on loan from Leicester City at the close of the summer transfer window with the 21-year-old having a massive influence on Celtic’s performances.
“I didn’t know much about him before Celtic signed him from Leicester but over the last few months when Celtic have started to motor a bit in the league, he’s been solid at the back.
“He’s very composed on the ball and I wouldn’t be surprised if Celtic put in a decent bid to try and prise him away.
“I think once he gets a season or two under his belt, he’ll be worth a right few pound for Celtic.”
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Leicester do have an option to recall Benkovic next month but the player and club have both gone on record to say that a full season at Celtic is the preferred plan.