Former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell is not convinced that Josh Doig would be a good enough signing for Celtic this summer.
The Lowdown: Doig linked with Celtic move
The Hoops have had a season to forget in the Premiership, losing their league crown to bitter rivals Rangers and under-performing all too often. A big summer is required in the summer transfer window, with Eddie Howe rumoured to be arriving as manager and new signings also required.
Hibernian left-back Josh Doig has been strongly linked with a move to Celtic, with the 18-year-old considered an exciting young talent.
The Latest: Pundit not sure about Doig move
While it’s hard not to feel that Doig would represent a good long-term investment, Campbell told Football Insider that Celtic need to recruit established players in order to hunt down Rangers. He said:
“Doig is a bargain at £1million but you have to ask yourself the question, how much football has he played?
“It is a signing that is all about potential. Celtic would be signing huge bags of potential. While it could be a great long-term investment, they need players who can knock Rangers off their perch next season.
“Doig has obviously done really well but is he going to take Celtic to the next level?”
The Verdict: Proven players needs
There is no issue with Celtic signing Doig, assuming that older, more proven individuals also arrive at Parkhead in the coming months.
As Campbell hinted, the Hoops aren’t going to make giant strides with teenagers coming into the squad, regardless of Doig’s potential, as the Hibs teenager has played only 42 senior matches.
A mix of youth and experience is surely needed in the summer, allowing Celtic to excel in both the present and the future.
In other news, a pundit has urged a Celtic star to join a Premier League club this summer. Find out who it is here.
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