Sky Sports pundit Gerry Armstrong predicts success if Celtic sign Aleksandar Pantic

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Gerry Armstrong has spoken highly of Eibar defender Aleksandar Pantic.

Sky Sports pundit Gerry Armstrong has told the Daily Mail that he thinks Aleksandar Pantic would be a success in Scotland if he signed for Celtic.

Pantic, 23, is currently on loan at Eibar from La Liga rivals Villarreal, having spent last term on loan at Cordoba, with little first-team football available at Villarreal since his move from Red Star Belgrade in 2013.

The Serbian centre back is out of contract at the end of the season, and it seems that his performances with Eibar have attracted interest.

The Daily Mail reported earlier this week that Celtic manager Ronny Deila had been to Spain in order to watch Eibar take on Real Betis, and he was there to scout defender Pantic.

Deila's Bhoys have struggled defensively this season, with summer signings Dedryck Boyata and Jozo Simunovic yet to really settle in to life at Celtic Park.

Pantic could be seen as a solution to Celtic's problems at the end of the season, and former Northern Ireland striker Gerry Armstrong has had his say on the defender.

Armstrong, who works as a La Liga pundit for Sky Sports, has seen plenty of Pantic over the years, and has told the Daily Mail that he thinks he would be a success in Scotland, if he does indeed sign for Celtic.

"Eibar are a good team and Pantic has been part of a solid defence," said Armstrong. "A centre-half who does well in Spain should be a success in Scotland, because La Liga is a lot more difficult to play in than the Scottish league. That would especially be the case if you are competitive, if you have that edge to your game. And Eibar do have that competitive spirit," he added.

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