Celtic fans were making all the noise in the Transfer Tavern on Wednesday night after seeing their side cruise past nearest challengers Aberdeen 3-0 at Pittodrie to open up a three-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
Brendan Rodgers’ men went into that clash off the back of victory over Hibernian in the semi-finals of the Scottish League Cup, and they will seek to defend their crown at Hampden Park next against Motherwell, who got past Rangers in the other clash. And the Bhoys returned to league action on Wednesday in emphatic style by comfortably seeing off Derek McInnes’ Dons, with Moussa Dembele’s brace and a first half strike from Kieran Tierney sending them on their way to a 61st game unbeaten in domestic competition.
Unsurprisingly, several of our resident Celtic fans were jubilant in the Tavern on Wednesday evening, and they are likely to be further encouraged by a recent report from The Scottish Sun, which suggests that they are set to reignite their interest in young defender Filip Benkovic.
The 20-year-old currently plays his trade at Dinamo Zagreb and has appeared 58 times for the club in the last two years, 18 of which coming last season to help them to a second place finish in the Croatian top-flight, and thus the third qualifying round of this term’s Europa League.
And the Croatia Under-21 international’s fine displays have reportedly attracted the interest of Rodgers’ Celtic during 2017, and they are reportedly set to up the ante in pursuit of the defender ahead of the January window, having watched him in action last weekend.
And should the Bhoys complete a deal for Benkovic come the New Year, here are TWO other stars who could follow him to Celtic in January…