Celtic fans want Rodgers to sign Leicester new boy Benkovic on loan

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.