Many Celtic supporters have been talking about Benjamin Siegrist after a transfer update emerged.
The goalkeeper stated that he’s keen to move on this summer and when he was asked about potentially moving to Parkhead, the 29-year-old said that if Celtic are interested, he’ll ‘take a close look’. He made it clear that while he’s not willing to force a move, he is ready for the next step in his career. Siegrist is valued at £540k.
The Hoops have previously scouted the goalkeeper, which might be suggestive of their interest. A tweet about Siegrist’s situation was relayed on Twitter by the Daily Record and many Celtic supporters made their views clear about the news.
What did Celtic fans make of the news about Siegrist?
“Should sign him up he’s a cracking keeper.”
“Could be decent backup for Barkas tbh. Could bring him in and either get rid of Bain or loan Hazard out.”
“This should calm everyone down”
“I would only bring him in if Bain is leaving. Siegrist is better than ‘keeper so I’m happy for him to be our back up keeper. Siegrist is 6ft 5 and can hopefully command his area better. Bain is poor at this being only 6ft.“
They had paid a fee of £2.95m plus potential add-ons to sign Barkas in the summer, but he hasn’t been a regular. They may want to avoid wasting the money that they spent on him and because of that, the Bhoys should look to keep Barkas at the club and use him more often.
If they do that, Siegrist may have to settle for not playing regular football. If he accepts that, Celtic should sign him as he offers Premiership experience, and it does appear he wouldn’t necessarily turn the Hoops down.
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