There’s so much money down south that it’s rare to see Celtic linked with a permanent move for any Premier League players.
Generally they would need to pay big wages and also commit to a sizeable fee, but signing someone who’s about to become a free agent could’ve made sense.
Robbie Brady has been an established player at Burnley for a while, he doesn’t have a lot of pace but his delivery is outstanding and he could’ve given Celtic a very different option on the left flank.
On top of that he can also fill in at left back, so it’s understandable that HITC had linked Celtic with a move for the Irishman.
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Unfortunately they go on to state that his Burnley contact has been extended for another year, so that makes it highly unlikely that he’ll end up at Celtic Park next season.
They go on to say that Burnley paid £13m to sign him, while Burnley also sound like they plan to play him next season, so that should rule out a transfer for at least another year.
It will be interesting to see if any other targets with a similar profile start to emerge. Celtic do have plenty of players who can play on the left hand side, but they all want to drift inside and that takes the width away.
Having someone who just wants to beat a man or get a ball into the box could provide a welcome tactical alternative for Lenny – especially if James Forrest is having a poor game on the opposite flank.
Clearly it won’t be Brady, but someone who could play that role would make a lot of sense.