Celtic are well clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League as a return to action nears following a short break, with fans of the club expectant of yet another league crown.
Manager Brendan Rodgers has a stranglehold upon Scottish football, and fans here in the Transfer Tavern are hoping the club will not rest upon their laurels, and look to strengthen the squad ahead of the second-half of the campaign. The bunch from north of the border sat down with our landlord over a pint to discuss the club, with reports emerging from Football Insider that suggest that there could be an outgoing at the club, with Lazio said to be interested in a move for Jozo Simunovic.
The 23-year-old has fallen out of favour at Celtic Park following a poor performance in the shock 4-0 defeat to Hearts last month, but Football Insider sources have confirmed that Lazio are considering a move for the player this month, with Dutchman Stefan de Vrij’s contract set to expire with the title-chasing Romans in the summer. Whether Rodgers will wish to sell the Croatian remains to be seen, with squad depth needed with the club competing on multiple fronts this season.
Landlord’s Verdict: Reported interest in Simunovic from Lazio may come as a shock to Celtic fans, given that the defender is struggling to break into the first-team at Celtic Park.
The Italian giants have reportedly highlighted the player as a potential replacement for de Vrij, and Simunovic would surely jump at an opportunity to move to the Italian capital should a serious offer materialise. Lazio are a huge club and appear to be on the up following several years of mid-table obscurity, with Champions League qualification a real possibility this season.
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