Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain has confirmed that he wants to sign for Celtic on a permanent basis in the summer.
Bain, 26, is currently on loan at Parkhead and has been impressive in his first two appearances in Brendan Rodgers’ side.
The former Alloa shot-stopper has proven himself to be a top goalkeeper in Scotland’s top-flight with his performances for Dundee and now Celtic, where he helped earn three points against Rangers with a stunning save to deny Alfredo Morelos and a clean sheet against Motherwell.
And now, Bain has announced that he wants a free transfer to Celtic wrapped up as soon as possible with his deal at Dens Park expiring in a matter of months.
“I’d love to stay here and if I continue to play well then it stands me in good stead. Rather to get it done sooner than later but it’s not a priority right now, it’s just a priority to play well and do well for this club,” Bain said, as quoted by Celtic’s official Twitter account on Thursday.
🗣️ SB: "I’d love to stay here and if I continue to play well then it stands me in good stead. Rather to get it done sooner than later but it’s not a priority right now, it’s just a priority to play well and do well for this club."
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— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) March 29, 2018
Bain has made 20 appearances in all competitions this season for both Dundee and the Bhoys.
He was briefly sent on loan to Hibernian but was part of an extraordinary triple loan swap which saw him move to Parkhead, Scott Allan to Hibs and Simon Murray to Dundee.
Football Insider verdict
Bain has only made two appearances for Celtic and Rodgers should try to get a much better look at him before the end of the season rather than jumping into a knee-jerk deal. Players should not be judged on just two games but luckily for Bain it seems that his spell between the sticks will last a while longer with Craig Gordon injured and Dorus de Vries’ form leaving fans scratching their heads. The Dundee shot-stopper is in the peak of his career and would be a good short-term back-up for Gordon when he’s back to fitness. However there are still surely better options out there for the Hoops.