Sutton offers verdict on De Vries, report suggests why Celtic want him

Chris Sutton - Lincoln City Manager

Celtic are reportedly interested in signing Dorus de Vries from Nottingham Forest in the summer transfer window.

Nottingham Forest's Dorus De VriesNottingham Forest's Dorus De Vries

Chris Sutton has suggested in The Daily Record that Dorus de Vries would be a good signing for Celtic.

According to The Daily Record, Celtic are set to sign De Vries from Nottingham Forest in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that the 35-year-old goalkeeper will complete his move to the Scottish Premiership giants today.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper is claimed to have undergone a medical at the Bhoys already.

Chris Sutton - Celtic dejectedChris Sutton

According to The Daily Record, Celtic and Championship club Forest have reached an agreement of a nominal transfer fee of around £400,000 for De Vries.

Former Celtic striker Sutton believes that the ex-Swansea City goalkeeper would be a good signing for the Hoops and would provide first-choice custodian Craig Gordon with the competition that he needs.

“Celtic have improved their team and Rodgers is already getting more out of the players already there,” Sutton wrote in The Daily Record. “He wants another couple in and Dorus de Vries is a good move.

“I said in my column a couple of weeks ago I wasn’t convinced by Craig Gordon so having some proper competition will be heathy.”

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conferenceCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

According to The Daily Express, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers wants to sign De Vries due to the Forest goalkeeper’s playing style.

Rodgers worked with the 35-year-old at Welsh club Swansea and reportedly rates him highly.

“De Vries is highly rated by Brendan Rodgers after their spell together at the Liberty Stadium,” states the report in The Daily Express.

“And the keeper’s skills with the ball at his feet are almost as important as his handling. Rodgers wants to start attacks from the back and his keeper’s distribution is key to that plan.”

Celtic will take on Italian giants Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup on Saturday.

Nottingham Forest's Dorus De VriesNottingham Forest's Dorus De Vries

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