Celtic have a huge chance to secure the signature of Scott Bain on a long-term deal this summer, and Brendan Rodgers must personally intervene to make sure his club snaps up one of the bargains of the summer.
26-year-old goalkeeper Scott Bain joined Celtic on loan from Dundee until the end of the season and he’s already proved his worth with a brilliant display in the 3-2 win against Rangers on Sunday.
After stepping in for the injured Dorus De Vries, Bain put in an incredible performance to keep Rangers out, with captain Scott Brown saying afterwards, “What a debut from Scott Bain, man was on fire.”
However, it won’t necessarily be easy, despite Bain being out of contract in the summer.
The Scottish Sun has reported that English Championship clubs Bristol City and Birmingham are now interested in the goalkeeper, along with Hibernian and Hearts.
And Rodgers must ensure that Bain doesn’t get his head turned by a potentially lucrative move down south.
Celtic’s two keepers are both old.
Scott Gordon is 35 and Dorus de Vries is 37, and Celtic are desperately in need of fresh blood between the sticks.
Bain looks like he can be that man and as he’s out of contract in May he would also be one of the bargains of the summer.
Rodgers must use the lure of Champions League football to keep him at Celtic, along with the evidence that a move to the Championship in England would be a backwards move.
While the roar of the Old Firm derby and his heroic performance is still fresh in his mind, Rodgers has a huge shot at convincing him his future lies in the Hoops of Glasgow.
And if he gets him on a free, it could turn out to be Celtic’s best deal of the summer.
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