Saints Set To Raid Celtic
Thursday, 4th Jan 2018 11:14
Saints look set to be about to raid Celtic, but who is the surprise target on their radar, read on to find out.
Saints are being linked with Celtic central defender Erik Sviatchenko according to reports North of the border.
Sviatchenko will be familiar to Saints supporters being part of the Midtjylland side that knocked Saints out of the Europa League two seasons ago and the 6ft 1 Dane played in both matches.
The Danish side's form in that competiton led Celtic to sign him in a 4 1/2 year deal in January 2016 and initially he was a big success at Parkhead, however injuries have blighted his time and this has led to him being overtaken in the pecking order.
This season he has not played a League game for Celtic and Brendan Rodgers has told him he has no future at the club, Saints are believed to be taking a look at him as are Copenhagen in his home country, however neither have yet made a formal approach.
Given that he is out of favour at Celtic he would not be expensive and with Saints struggling big time in the Central defensive department he could represent a good punt to cover a few bases both should Saints fail to capture any of their big money targets in this position, or as cover if they do.
Certainly he has the experience neccessary and he is well loved by Celtic's supporters being first choice right up to this season, many of them had hoped that on his return from injury he would be given the chance to recapture his former form, but it seems Brendan Rodgers has other ideas.
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