By Gabriel Agbonlahor

22nd Sep, 2021 | 2:20pm

Pundit makes 'big' claim on Celtic signing Brady after key update

Gabby Agbonlahor has claimed Celtic should not sign Robbie Brady on a free transfer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England attacker claimed Brady has a “big problem” as he is still unattached at this stage of the season.

The Glasgow Times reported on September 16 that Celtic could have a free run at Brady after Swansea City pulled out of the race for his signature.

The 57-time Republic of Ireland international has been without a club since leaving Burnley in the summer.

Celtic have already signed fellow Ireland international James McCarthy on a free transfer this summer after he left Crystal Palace.

Asked whether Celtic should pursue a deal for Brady, Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “He’s not done it.

Subscribe to Football Insider TV now

“Every time I watched him play for Burnley, he’s come off injured.

“I don’t see Celtic touching that, to be honest. It’s a big problem when you’re a free agent coming up to October. The season will have been going on for two and a half months.

“It’s worrying times if you’re a free agent now. It means that nobody wants you, to be honest. You’re going to have to get a deal that’s not what you want because you’re desperate.

“When you’ve been injured and not been in good form, it’s not easy to find a club.”

Brady has played 160 times in the Premier League across his time with Burnley, Norwich City and Hull City.

The 29-year-old played 19 times in the top-flight last term but last started a game in January.

In other news, Celtic have been tipped to appoint an “ideal” CEO imminently after a Tom English update.