Celtic reportedly face Hibernian and Hearts competition for Scott Bain

Daniel Joao Santos Candeias of Rangers scores his sides second goal past Scott Bain of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on...

Dundee-owned Scott Bain is reportedly wanted by Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic, Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian on a permanent contract in the summer of 2018.

Scott Bain of Celtic controls the ball during the Rangers v Celtic Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium on March 11, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic want to sign Scott Bain on a permanent contract in the summer of 2018 once his loan deal from Dundee ends, according to The Scottish Sun.

It has been reported that Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is convinced that Bain is worth keeping beyond the summer following his performance against Rangers at Ibrox in the Old Firm derby at the weekend.

Scott Bain of Celtic is seen during the Rangers v Celtic Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium on March 11, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

It was the 26-year-old goalkeeper’s debut for the Hoops, having joined the Glasgow giants on loan from Scottish Premiership rivals Dundee in the January transfer window.

According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic want to secure the services of Bain on a permanent contract on a free transfer in the summer of 2018.

The Scottish Sun has claimed that Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian are also interested in signing Bain in the summer of 2018.

Daniel Joao Santos Candeias of Rangers puts pressure on Scott Bain of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on March 11, 2018...

Advantage Celtic

Despite (reported) interest from Hibs and Hearts, Celtic may have the advantage in the race for Bain.

After all, the Hoops are a much bigger club than Hibernian or Hearts, and Brendan Rodgers is the most high-profile manager working in Scotland at the moment.

If Bain is able to secure his place in the Celtic starting lineup between now and the end of the season, then the 26-year-old could well decide that his future lies at Celtic Park.

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