Former Wigan Athletic defender, Alex Bruce, has tipped their keeper, David Marshall to return to his boyhood club after apparently failing in their bid to land Fraser Forster.
The current Scotland goalie has just seen his club enter administration and will be available in a cut price deal, should Neil Lennon decide to make a bid for him and Bruce, speaking to Football Insider, has reflected on the speculation.
So what has Bruce said?
When asked if he believes that the deal would make sense for the parties involved, he said:
“I know Marshy lives in Glasgow so it would probably tick a lot of boxes for him in terms of location, his family as well.
“He’s obviously proved himself to be a good goalkeeper over the years so that would be one worth keeping an eye on.”
So is Bruce correct?
Absolutely, the deal would tick more than a few boxes. Celtic are heading into a monumental season and the last thing they would want is to have either a temperamental keeper or having to bleed a new signing into the pressure cooker of footballing life in Glasgow.
Marshall has seen and done it all before for the Hoops and would jump at the chance to return to the Premiership, not only to play continental football again, but to win silverware and possibly cement his place in history.
His standing as Scotland number one would also be guaranteed if he is playing regularly for Celtic, the fact that he has managed to regain the spot from League 1 speaks volumes about his ability.
At 35-years old, the 33-cap international still has a good few years ahead of him and it would certainly be a deal worth “keeping an eye on”.