Three reasons Celtic must make an effort to sign Filip Benkovic

The January transfer window is rapidly approaching and it’s an important one for Celtic. On the brink of qualifying for the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League, the upcoming window is a chance for them to make key additions to their squad that can help them compete at that level, while also bringing reinforcements to help out with what will be a heavy schedule.

One area that’s in need of a freshen up most is in the central defensive areas. It’s a position that the club failed to strengthen in the summer, which has arguably had an impact on some of their results in the early part of the season.

There is of course no point in simply adding cover that can’t challenge for first-team appearances, Celtic are in a constant search for improvement, so they need to find a player that can come in and hit the ground running in line with their ambitions.

One such player is £7.2m-rated Filip Benkovic, who has been linked with a move to the club in recent weeks.

Here are THREE reasons why the Hoops must make him a priority in the new year…