Date: 9th January 2021 at 6:05pm
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Supporters of Celtic have recently flocked to a transfer link which has been drawn between the Hoops and Leicester City defender Filip Benkovic.

According to Sky Sports reporter Anthony Joseph, Neil Lennon’s side is in ‘talks‘ with the Foxes over signing the Croatian centre-back.

The 23-year-old defender is supposedly not in Brendan Rodgers’ short-term plans and they will, therefore, listen to loan offers for him.

However, it is also claimed that the Premier League outfit would be willing the sell the player for the ‘right price‘.

Joseph claims that Lennon’s outfit would prefer a loan but with an option to purchase the 23-year-old central defender included in the deal.

The claim was picked up and reported by The Celtic Star, which was then shared by Celtic Gossip, and their tweet had lots of fans talking.

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So, what did these Celtic fans have to say about the transfer claim on Filip Benkovic?

“Only if it’s a permanent deal n part of building a solid settled back 4 for the next few seasons. I’ve had enough of stop gap solutions to be faced with the same problems the next window time n time again”

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“That boy is a rolls Royce he needs a decent run”

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The Croatian currently has until the summer of 2023 on his existing deal with Leicester and a market value of £4.5m according to Transfermarkt.

Would you be happy if the Hoops signed Filip Benkovic?

Yes, he's a good player

Yes, he's a good player

No, he's not good enough

No, he's not good enough

“No loan, just sign him. Sell to Ntcham to pay for it, job done.”

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“He played last week so he must be ready to go straight in to the team”

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During the 2018/19 season, the central defender spent the term on loan at Parkhead from the Foxes (per Transfermarkt).

While with the Hoops, Benkovic made 27 appearances for the club, in which he managed to score two goals and provide one assist for a teammate.

Despite some fans being keen on his return, others aired that they would not be as happy to see him come back to Parkhead.

“Rubbish. Played less than a dozen games since he left. Not good enough for Cardiff or Bristol City. Showed promise for us at times before getting roughed up against Rangers. Are our scouts out on furlough?”

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“It’s a no”

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“We can do BETTER”

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As can be seen in these responses from Celtic fans, it was a mixed reaction from them regarding the transfer link with the Hoops’ former on-loan defender.