Celtic absolutely have to splash the cash again this summer despite potentially winning another treble this season. Every Bhoy reading this know that kind of statement is made around this time every year but, having seen what a lack of spending can do this season, decision makers at the club can’t allow that to happen again.
With only a temporary manager in charge, the Hoops will be looking to find a boss they trust with a war-chest so he can push them further into the European spotlight. That can’t be a lost cause. At a club like Celtic, there can’t just be an acceptance that they’ll fall at the first continental hurdle every season.
Indeed, the squad is also littered with a number of loan players and with it being a possibility none will stay permanently, they have voids to fill.
One of those who looks likely to leave Celtic Park is Leicester’s Filip Benkovic and his replacement could be sourced in the form of Chelsea’s Tomas Kalas.
Kalas, (who is valued at £3.6 million on Transfermarkt) is a player who, according to reports from the Scottish Sun, is being targeted by Celtic after his superb displays for Bristol City whilst on-loan there this season.
The Czech international is another example of a youngster who came to Chelsea dreaming of playing in the Premier League, only to be shipped out on-loan upon arrival. Now 25-years-old, he would no longer be considered a young talent but, considering his rather slow career trajectory, a cheap one potentially. Still, that shouldn’t take away what a solid player he is now and has been for Bristol City this season.
In 30 appearances, Kalas has helped reserve ten clean-sheets and that goes to show what a helpful loan he has been. Just imagine what he could do in Scotland, completing changing the Hoops’ backline.
He is gifted with both pace and strength, allowing him to also be able to play right-back if needed, providing an answer to two of Celtic’s biggest problems when it comes to their rearguard.
Therefore, a bid from Celtic must be imminent.
Celtic fans, how much would like to see Kalas arrive in Glasgow? If not, why not? Join the discussion by commenting below…