In Focus: Bailly still has plenty to offer at first team level

As reported by The Scottish Sun, Aston Villa are interested in the services of Celtic goalkeeper Logan Bailly this summer.

What’s the story?

Bailly has failed to win a regular spot in the starting line-up at Celtic since joining in 2015 and it appears his time at the club may be coming to an end.

The Scottish Sun reckon Villa boss Steve Bruce is an admirer of the former Belgian international and wants to take him to Birmingham to help their bid for promotion from the Championship next season.

The paper say he would be competing for first team places at the Villans and with little prospect of that happening anytime soon at the Hoops, could this be a good move for all parties?

What does he offer?

Despite not being able to oust Craig Gordon at the Bhoys, Bailly is still a goalkeeper with plenty of experience and pedigree under his belt. A former number one at Genk and Borussia Monchengladbach, the goalkeeper also won 8 caps for the Belgian national team.

31 year is still young for a goalkeeper and he has plenty action left in him at first team level in the Championship. With just three appearances for the Celtic, there is no future for him in Glasgow, especially after rejecting the chance to go out on loan in January.

A move to Villa would be a fresh start for the Belgian and give him the opportunity to turn around his forgotten status in the Celtic development squad.

 


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