Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton told the Daily Record about his main fear if Danny Wilson opts for a move from Hearts to Parkhead.
Celtic boss Ronny Deila has already made one good defensive signing in the form of Dedryck Boyata and Wilson is another player who Sutton feels could end up in a Celtic shirt by the time the new season gets underway.
However, he’s urged the player to proceed with caution as he mulls over a decision related to whether his future lays away from his current employers.
“My worry if he did go to Celtic wold be whether he’d get in the team. They have bought Dedryck Boyata and there is talk of keeping Virgil van Dijk,” he said.
“But if he aspires to get to the level people are talking about he’s got to meet that challenge and knock these guys out of the way. If Van Dijk did leave then Danny Wilson has a fair bit to go before he’d be at that level.”
There is a chance that Virgil van Dijk could be sold by Celtic, if a club comes in with an offer which is too good for the club to turn down.
Deila would want to avoid that at all costs because of the quality and consistency the Dutchman provides to his backline.
However, it’s something he needs to be ready for and if it happens, he needs squad cover in place as he goes about looking for a like for like replacement.
It’s a difficult situation for Deila because he can’t aggressively go after high profile targets with van Dijk and Boyata already parts of the squad.
The Norwegian assembled a very good squad last season and managed his players well and should be backed to do the same again.