COMMENT By Will Butcher
West Brom midfielder James Morrison would be the perfect fit for Scottish champions Celtic, if they manage to push through a move.
The 30-year-old has opened up the door on a possible transfer to Scotland, after making just 19 appearances in all competitions for the Baggies last term.
In recent years, Celtic have been unable to partner long-serving captain Scott Brown with a midfielder that has both the ability and the know-how to form a strong relationship in the middle of the park.
Israel international Nir Bitton has failed to live up to the heights that had been previously promised, while Stuart Armstrong has also failed to match the talent of their captain.
However, with years of international understanding behind them during their Scotland years, Premier League stalwart Morrison could be the man to fill the void that Celtic desperately need after playing 277 top-flight matches down south.
Morrison has the footballing brain that allows him to pick a pass in both defensive and attacking positions, as well as the ability to get forward and find the back of the net.
West Brom’s number seven has an eye for goal and has scored 41 goals throughout his career, with many coming from well outside the area.
A move for the former Middlesbrough midfielder would be the final worthwhile addition to Rodgers side, who has already found a partner for Leigh Griffiths in Moussa Dembele and solved the Hoops’ right-back dilemma with Morrison’s former teammate Cristian Gamboa.