Former Celtic player Mark Wilson has recently urged the Hoops to move for David Marshall in the summer transfer window.
This came after Wilson hosted the latest episode of the Celtic Huddle podcast and along with other former Celtic stars Paul Elliott and Simon Donnelly, he gave his views about the club’s potential transfers. He talked about Marshall and he believes that the Hoops should move for him in the summer, despite the Scotsman’s age right now.
Marshall is a former Celtic player and the goalkeeper was linked with a Parkhead move in the previous summer transfer window. He was the goalkeeper for Scotland when they beat Serbia on penalties to qualify for Euro 2020.
Wilson talked about Marshall and compared Celtic’s potential move for the goalkeeper to Rangers signing Allan McGregor when the Gers man was older than 35.
Do you think Celtic should sign Marshall despite his age?
The ex-Celtic man said: “A name that hasn’t [gone] away really from the summer that I think Celtic should for again just to get in the door, number one that would sort out the problem, I think they should go for David Marshall. People will say – oh, it’s a step backwards.
“He’s 35, 36 years old. But I look across the city and see Allan McGregor come to Rangers, he was 38 when he came or 37. David Marshall, I see pictures of him, he’s holding the Player of the Year for Scotland trophy, he’s got another year to go. But surely Marsh would be up for coming back to Glasgow.”
TIF Thoughts on David Marshall…
36-year-old Marshall has been a regular in the Championship for Derby County, picking up a rating of 6.44 (as per WhoScored). In the 2019/20 campaign, he had played regularly for Wigan Athletic in the second tier.
This shows that the £225k-rated goalkeeper clearly has the experience of playing first-team football. Even though the veteran has already said that a move to Celtic in the summer was ‘never close’. Having said that, he clearly has previous ties with Celtic and that should be another reason for why the Hoops should make a move for him.