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Celtic: Nixon feels Hoops could move for Siegrist

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Reliable reporter Alan Nixon believes Celtic could make a move for Dundee United goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist this summer.

The Lowdown: Hoops’ previous interest

Celtic have been linked with a move for the 29-year-old in the last 12 months.

The player’s agent revealed prior to the January window that the Hoops scouted Siegrist on several occasions, but as we know, a winter window move never materialised.

League One side Ipswich Town are now thought to be considering a £350,000 bid for the Swiss ‘keeper, but Nixon feels Celtic may enter the frame.

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The Latest: Nixon’s reply

Nixon, who writes for The Sun, was asked by an Ipswich fan if he thinks the Tractor Boys will end up signing Siegrist.

He replied, dropping a four-word hint when it comes to the Hoops joining a possible auction.

“Ipswich want him but Dundee United will try for an auction… and Celtic may take part.”

The Verdict: Why a move may not gather pace

Siegrist, who former Dundee United manager Micky Mellon described as the ‘best in the league’, kept 12 clean sheets in 32 games last season.

However, despite his impressive campaign, a move to Celtic may not go through due to Ange Postecoglou’s Parkhead arrival.

The new Hoops boss is keen on a deal for Brighton’s Mat Ryan, with the club now preparing a long-term contract and the promise of the number one shirt.

Should Ryan reunite with Postecoglou, that would leave Celtic with four first-team goalkeepers, so you’d expect Siegrist would move elsewhere.

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