Celtic should look at Newcastle's Rob Elliot this summer

Celtic FC's goalkeeper Craig Gordon (L) fights for the ball with RSC Anderlecht's Lukasz Teodorczyk (R) as teammate Mikael Lustig (C) looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group B...

Should Celtic consider Newcastle United's Rob Elliot as a long-term successor for Craig Gordon?

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City fails to control the ball from a cross watched by Rob Elliot (R) of Newcastle United during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and...

According to Sky Sports, Celtic intend on "reviewing their goalkeeping options" when Scott Bain returns to parent club Dundee at the end of this season.

The 26-year-old was signed on a half-season loan after first-choice keeper Craig Gordon was ruled out for 12 weeks with a knee injury.

If and when Celtic do review the situation in the summer, should Brendan Rodgers take a look at Newcastle United's Rob Elliot?

Newcastle United's English-born Irish goalkeeper Rob Elliot kicks the ball during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Newcastle United at St Mary's Stadium in...

The 31-year-old's long-term future at Newcastle seems very bleak at the moment and Elliot is no longer Rafael Benitez's second-choice option after signing Martin Dubravka on loan last month.

That being said, the Republic of Ireland international remains a very decent keeper nevertheless and one who Rodgers should consider bringing to Glasgow this summer.

Gordon is 35 and although his injury was unfortunate, it forced the Hoops boss to plan for life without him in the short term and Rodgers should look at replacing him in the long term too.

Rob Elliot of Newcastle United makes a save from Daniel Johnson of Preston North End during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Preston North End at St James' Park...

He might have another year or two left, but Celtic are three years away from the elusive 10-in-a-row - assuming they win the Premiership this season - and such an ambition is compromised by players who might well be past it by then.

Elliot's struggles at Newcastle do not reflect his ability as a goalkeeper and he would be a fantastic summer addition.

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