Three Celtic stars who could play for a top four English side

Craig Gordon Scotland

After Harry Redknapp claimed SPL sides are risky for English teams to buy players from, here's a look at three Celtic players who could fit in at Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool, last season's top four.

QPR boss Harry Redknapp has suggested ahead of this week's Scotland v England game that buying players from clubs north of the border is a risky business.

While the success of Fraser Forster and Victor Wanyama at second placed side Southampton already are a pointer that the ex-Spurs manager should give the SPL more respect, they are not the only ones.

We've picked out three current Celtic stars who could rightly slot in at one of last season's top four finishers in England's top flight:

Virgil van Dijk 

Dutch defender Van Dijk has already been prominently linked with a transfer to Arsenal, with the Gunners in need of reinforcements.

The 23-year-old is an excellent prospect, even if he was singled out by Redknapp, who said he was unsure over his talent: "Who knows, he could come down and be a massive hit in England. You just don't know. I'd like to see him get into the Dutch side and start playing for them, then you'd get to see him at a higher level again."

Valued at around £8 million, Van Dijk has performed strongly for Celtic in the Europa League this season and is a clear upgrade on Arsenal's current option at centre-half, Nacho Monreal.

Craig Gordon

Craig Gordon's ability to perform in the Premier League is undeniable. The goalkeeper was handed the award just over a year ago for making the best ever save in the division for an acrobatic stop for Sunderland against Bolton Wanderers.

The only reason Celtic were able to re-sign him on a free like they were was due to his injuries, and he has rebuilt his career this season after the club took a gamble on him.

With Liverpool lacking alternatives for Simon Mignolet in goal, Gordon would be a superior alternative to Brad Jones.

John Guidetti 

Guidetti is only on loan at Celtic of course, but his form of nine goals in his last eight games is surely showing Manchester City they have to give him a shot.

It's too easy, like Redknapp, to dismiss his goals as being against soft defences, but the backlines of the likes of Leicester City and his own QPR are hardly impenetrable.

City are linking with moving Edin Dzeko on, and in Guidetti they have a ready made replacement and one who would save them plenty of cash.

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