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Barry Ferguson’s transfer advise for Celtic!

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Barry Ferguson has urged 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 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’ performances.

I’ve been highly impressed with him,” the Kelty boss told PLZ during last night’ show.

“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’ been solid at the back.

He’ 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.”

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.

With Dedryck Boyata and both out injured the on-loan Croatian has become the key player in Celtic’ defence.

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