Why signing Jonny Hayes makes more sense than Celtic fans realise

As reported by The Daily Record, Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes is a target for Celtic in the upcoming transfer window.

They 29-year-old has had a stellar season for the Dons and supporters in the North of Scotland would be devastated to see their star man leave. That adulation for the Republic of Ireland international doesn’t exactly extend south to Celtic, where news of the deal hasn’t been received all that well.

At first glance, you can understand supporters’ misgivings. He doesn’t really fit the Hoops’ signing profile. They often target young players in the 21-24 age bracket, which is especially true when they recruit from within Scottish football. They tend to only sign older players to solve a specific problem like cover for defence or a back-up goalkeeper.

Still, we reckon it’s a move that makes more sense than people realise and here are THREE reasons why…