BBC reporter: Celtic change target after failed top flight bid, Rodgers aims for deadline duo
Celtic have ended their interest in Motherwell goalkeeper Trevor Carson, according to BBC Scotland’s Chris McLaughlin.
The journalist claimed on his personal Twitter account that the Hoops would be looking at alternative options following a reported failed bid for the shot stopper, with two new players said to be eyed up by manager Brendan Rodgers before the window shuts on Wednesday.
Celtic looking at other options after second bid for Motherwell’s Trevor Carson rejected. Brendan Rodgers hoping to add two players before window closes.
— Chris McLaughlin (@BBCchrismclaug) January 31, 2018
The Bhoys are said to have had a second bid of £375,000 for the Northern Irishman turned down, as reported by Sky Sports transfer live blog (31/01 08:07), and are set to turn their attention to other goalkeepers.
The Hoops are in need of a new goalkeeper following the injury that has ruled Craig Gordon out of action for three months, and to provide a challenge for Dorus de Vries, who has taken over in goals from Gordon.
The Bhoys have signed three players so far in January, Marvin Compper and Lewis Morgan recently being joined by Charly Musonda, who joined on an 18 month loan deal from Chelsea.
Football Insider verdict
The Hoops seem to wasting no time on deadline day, as shown by ending their interest in Carson so quickly. Thoughts will now turn to what goalkeeper will be signed, and Dundee’s on-loan goalkeeper at Hibernian Scott Bain has been mentioned, so that is a name that it is worth keeping an eye on. As for the other player aside from a goalkeeper that Rodgers wants to bring to Glasgow, it wouldn’t be surprising if another bid for Dundee’s Jack Hendry is made, as the Bhoys have seemingly been after the centre-back for the entire duration of the transfer window. Time will tell but it looks as if the Bhoys want to get deals done quickly on transfer deadline day.
In other Celtic news, fans have given their opinion on Charly Musonda’s debut against Hearts
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