Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has been giving his opinion on the latest rumours suggesting that Claudio Bravo is a transfer target for Celtic and he is raving over the idea of the goalkeeper signing for the Hoops.
The Manchester City goalkeeper is currently backup to Ederson, who has emerged as a great talent since his move to the Premier League, and to have the Chilean as cover shows how strong the City squad is as Bravo has a wealth of experience in Europe, both in England and in La Liga, along with 123 international caps.
Would Bravo be a good alternative option to Forster?
According to a report from The Sun, the 37-year-old is among a list of options which includes Ben Foster and Joe Hart if Celtic cannot keep Fraser Forster following his loan deal.
Speaking to Football Insider about the goalkeeper rumours at Celtic, Whelan said, “Neil Lennon is looking for somebody that has got a wealth of experience. They want somebody that knows the game and knows how to command the back four.
“You have got to have a goalkeeper you can trust. It gives confidence to the back four. They need to know they have got somebody secure in between the sticks who is talking all the time – that comes with experience.
“You do not look any further than Claudio Bravo. He has immense experience.”
It’s hard to disagree with Whelan here – Bravo’s experience includes being a Champions League winner with Barcelona, per Transfermarkt, whilst also winning the Copa America twice with Chile, and to be able to get a player who has such a good winning mentality (having lifted 16 trophies in his career) should be a huge boost for the Hoops.
As Celtic seek to make history next season by becoming the first team in Scotland to win 10 league titles in a row (as per talkSPORT), bringing in someone like Bravo could be ideal in helping to achieve this remarkable feat.
Hoops fans, what are your thoughts on the transfer rumours linking Bravo with a move to Parkhead? Comment below with your views!
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