Celtic reclaimed their throne as the best football club in the Scottish Championship with 63 goals and conceding 36. Brendan Rodgers guarded the Hoops to win the title with 82 points in total. The Northern Irish boss era with Celtic has been an exciting journey so far for the fans and now it’s time for the former Liverpool boss to consider making some few additions to the squad before the start of the new season.
He needs to work on improving his side’s poor performance in the European stages. In doing so, he will definitely require a few quality signings to revitalise the squad this summer:
Here are three players they Scottish Champions should consider making a move for in order to go further in Europe next season with Crystal Palace’ Christian Benteke a must even if the duo of Allen and Origi might seem overpriced.
Joe Allen (Stoke City)
Rodgers and Allen teaming up for one or two more stint would be lit. Rodgers was the one who bought the midfielder to Liverpool during his time at the Anfield. Although, some would argue he was relatively the quiet and inconsistent type, but the Welshman does a bright talent and an eye for ball.
With Stoke City relegated from the Premier League, Allen would be hoping on joining a top side that offers regular first-team football and advantage of participating in the Champions League.
Christian Benteke (Crystal Palace)
Benteke endured a poor campaign with the Eagles last season, netting just three goals with five assists in 31 Premier League appearances. The signing of Alexander Sorloth in the January transfer window has seen him down the pecking order under Roy Hodgson.
Aside that, Wilfried Zaha’s sizzling form has also been a major issue for Benteke last season. Hence, a move to Celtic could help him revive his career. Benteke was once one of the most talented strikers in the Premier League and he could make great addition for Celtic. However, joining Celtic will see him accepting a pay-cut on his current £120,000 weekly deal with the Eagles.
Divock Origi (VFL Wolfsburg)
Origi, despite showing glimpses of his talent with Liverpool, he was ship out of the club on loan to Lille and later to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg. In his 22 appearances with the German club, he managed to score only six goals. It’s believed if the striker does join Celtic, with a view of competing in the Champions League, he could restart his career. At just 23, Origi has still got a lot to offer only if Celtic can sanction the fee for his signing this summer.