Rodgers in talks over Celtic summer swoop for proven top-flight performer - confirmed
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that he has held talks about signing Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain on a permanent basis in the summer transfer window.
Bain, 26, moved to Celtic Park on loan in January and has been impressive in his first two appearances for the Hoops against Rangers and Motherwell.
His contract at Dens Park expires at the end of the campaign and it appears that the Bhoys have already set the wheels in motion over a summer swoop for the former Aberdeen shot-stopper.
Bain has already revealed that he wants to sign for Celtic as soon as possible and now Rodgers has announced that he expects more talks to be held in the near future over a permanent deal in the summer.
“It’s something that I’ve already spoke to him on and I’m sure that between now and the end of the season the club will speak to his representatives,” he said, as quoted by STV.
“He’s come in and been absolutely fabulous, really. Being thrown into the game he was thrown into gives you everything you need to know about his personality and in his last game against Motherwell he looked very competent.
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“It’s great for him and great for Celtic and we’ll hopefully organise something between now and the end of the season.”
Bain has proven himself to be a top goalkeeper in Scotland’s top-flight during his time at Dundee and now Celtic.
He has made 20 appearances in all competitions for both sides this term but fell down the pecking order at Dens Park after a falling out with manager Neil McCann.
Football Insider verdict
With Craig Gordon and Dorus de Vries reaching the end of their careers it makes sense for Celtic to go out and sign a new younger goalkeeper. It would be a bit premature just to sign Bain off the back of two decent performances – one of which he conceded two goals. So the Hoops must give it a bit longer before offering him a deal because his next outing could change a lot of minds given the fickle nature of football fans. The 26-year-old showed at Dundee that he can cope with facing a barrage of chances though and that could bode well in say the Champions League. Gordon will probably still be first choice but signing Bain means de Vries can be moved on in the summer.