According to the Daily Mail, Celtic are interested in taking Leicester’s new centre-back Filip Benkovic on loan for the season if Dedryck Boyata finally gets a move away from Parkhead.
Boyata ruled himself out of the first few games of this season claiming that he was injured, although boss Brendan Rodgers denied this and said the Belgain international was fit to play but refusing.
Celtic fans unveiled a banner that said Boyata was not fit to wear the jersey during the Bhoys’ home tie against Hamilton on Sunday, but it was the 27-year-old who scored the only goal of the game just after the hour mark, although perhaps tellingly he refused to celebrate.
If he does leave then the Mail reports that Rodgers wants to sign Croatian defender Benkovic as his replacement for the season. The exciting 21-year-old talent joined the Foxes this summer on deadline day from Dinamo Zagreb in a £13m deal.
Benkovic is still behind Harry Maguire, Wes Morgan and new signings Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu at the King Power though and could be set for a temporary move away. Check out some of the best tweets from Celtic fans below.
A player we’ve look at before by all accounts. Highly rated, however lacks the experience we desperately need and a loan deal isn’t the perfect scenario… but could help us in the short term. https://t.co/QnUK1EKY9n
— Kieran Caw (@Kieran_Celtic) August 26, 2018
This would do me! We looked at Benkovic a lot earlier in the window before Leicester got involved, so to have him for a season wouldn’t be a bad compromise (if Leicester are ready and willing). https://t.co/sKsybZQOTO
— Marc McArdle (@marcmcardle1) August 26, 2018
Would be happy with Benkovic
— CC (@TheLeatherBelts) August 27, 2018
— John Hodge (@19jhodgkiss) August 27, 2018
Celtic looking at potential loan bid for Leicester city 13 million summer signing Filip Benkovic despite only being brought in few weeks ago he currently behind 3 CB at Leicester be a good deal if Rodgers can bring him in
— Dale McGovern (@DaleMcGovern67) 27 August 2018
Moukoudi, Benkovic and Ajer as a back 3. Geez the Europa League now.
— Jamie (@Jamie67_) August 27, 2018