Five World Cup players that Celtic scouts should be looking at this summer

It’s not long now until the 2018 World Cup kicks off in Russia. The stadiums have been built, the squads have been picked,┬áthe warm-up friendlies have been played, you’ve probably even bought a new TV.

International football can be a definite bore, but this is a tournament that always captures the imagination of football fans everywhere and club business for most supporters will go on hold for a few weeks.

Summer preparations must continue away from the international scene however and for Celtic, the World Cup could presents an excellent opportunity to check out affordable potential signings in action at the highest level.

A strong transfer window is needed at Celtic Park with improvement needed in Europe, key players like Moussa Dembele potentially leaving and a fiercer domestic challenge on the cards too.

So, who should they be looking at in Russia? Which players are both realistic targets and talented enough to make an impression in Scotland?

Here are FIVE World Cup players that the Hoops should be looking at…