Celtic have been tipped to revisit one of their mooted summer targets during the January transfer window this week…
According to Noel Whelan, who was in conversation with Football Insider, the defending Scottish champions could look to sign West Ham winger Robert Snodgrass at the turn of the year.
A move for the 33-year-old stalled with the Bhoys being unable to shift one or two players off their books on deadline day.
Whelan said: “I think it is a transfer that they might revisit in January. I think it would be a good move for him. A Scotland lad and I am sure at some point he would like to go back home. Celtic could squeeze that last bit of quality out of him to help the team.”
It’s an interesting claim to make given Neil Lennon’s shift to a 3-5-2 formation in recent matches.
On that basis, there would perhaps be no room for Snodgrass at the inn. However, he can play centrally as a number ten but it would also allow the Hoops boss to revert back to a 4-2-3-1 when needed as he would have adequate depth on the wings.
Whilst last season he still contributed to ten goals from 24 top-flight matches, and that’s playing a largely bit-part role having averaged a little over 60 minutes of action each outing.
A swoop for the £40k-per-week ace could bear similarities to that of Scott Sinclair, who was quite the hit under Brendan Rodgers at Parkhead.
Both players have been vastly experienced Premier League wingers coming towards the end of their respective careers.
Snodgrass is by no means finished just yet, so this one could be a smart move from Nick Hammond and Peter Lawwell in January.