Celtic should forget about Scott Bain and give Leo Fasan a chance next season

Celtic already have a young goalkeeper on their books who has shown he could be a worthy back-up next season and beyond.

According to recent reports, Celtic are interested in signing Dundee goalkeeper Scott Bain this summer to act as back-up for current number one Craig Gordon.

First The Scotsman claimed Celtic were interested in the 23-year-old stopper as a replacement for Lukasz Zaluska, and later the Scottish Sun claimed it would take an offer of £1million for Ronny Deila to get his man.

But despite these ongoing reports there is an alternative that the Celtic manager should consider, and that is giving 21-year-old ‘keeper Leo Fasan a chance.


The young Italian is currently impressing for Celtic’s under-20 side and development squad manager Stevie Frail recently hailed Fasan as “terrific” after a great performance against Dunfermline.

With Gordon’s signing proving to be a master-stroke, the Scottish international is likely to play as much as form and fitness allow next season, meaning whoever is the club’s back-up may not experience much first-team action.

Bain’s form for Dundee and previously Alloa Athletic means Deila may see him as the more sensible option, but Fasan is already at the club and his performances for the young Hoops suggests he may just repay any faith shown in him.

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