PSG demolition suggests Celtic should plan new January move for summer target Filip Benkovic

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic need defensive reinforcements in January following their 5-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic's 5-0 hammering at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain has sparked question marks over the club's summer transfer activity.

The Bhoys were thrashed by the French giants on Tuesday night, with the expensive trio of Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe running riot at Celtic Park.

Celtic simply couldn't handle PSG's attack, and whilst facing such highly-rated firepower was always going to be difficult, the Bhoys were found wanting defensively, and that could prevent any progress in Europe.

Lyon's midfielder Rafael (L) vies with Dinamo's defender Filip Benkovic during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match between GNK Dinamo Zagreb and Olympique Lyonnais at the...Lyon's midfielder Rafael (L) vies with Dinamo's defender Filip Benkovic

Manager Brendan Rodgers may look to bring in another centre back in January after seeing a deal for Ajax Cape Town's Rivaldo Coetzee collapse last month, and one target should be on his radar again.

100posto in Croatia reported last month that Celtic were pursuing a late deal for Dinamo Zagreb defender Filip Benkovic, with Bhoys representatives allegedly attempting to get a deal over the line before the transfer deadline – but that fell through.

Now, Celtic's need for a defender – and Coetzee's move to Mamelodi Sundowns – means that Rodgers should be planning a new move for Benkovic, who is one of the most highly rated young players in Croatia.

Filip Benkovic of Dinamo Zagreb in action during the UEFA Champions League Play-offs First leg match between Dinamo Zagreb and Salzburg at Stadion Maksimir on August 16, 2016 in Zagreb,...Filip Benkovic of Dinamo Zagreb

Standing at a giant 6ft 4in tall, Benkovic possesses great strength and aerial ability, as well as a powerful shot when presented with the chance to go forward, having already scored twice in five league games this season.

It's his defensive ability that Celtic will be focused on though, and having raided Dinamo to sign Jozo Simunovic, the Bhoys could not only swoop to sign one of their key players again, but possibly pair the two Croatians together.

With huge potential, 20-year-old Benkovic could be viewed as another player Celtic can make a profit on – just like fellow defender Virgil van Dijk – but primarily, Rodgers should be eyeing him up to solidify his defence, unless the Bhoys boss wants a more experienced option in his back four.

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