Three players Celtic should look to sign in January

Manager of Celtic Brendan Rodgers looks on during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final at Hampden Park on October 21, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Celtic have endured a tougher start to their title defence than they would've expected. Here are 3 players they could sign in January.

Manager of Celtic Brendan Rodgers looks on during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final at Hampden Park on October 21, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scottish giants Celtic have endured a more difficult start to their title defence than they would've expected, with Aberdeen sitting just three points behind the Glasgow side at the 12-game stage.

Many of last season's key players have struggled to replicate their form from last season and Brendan Rodgers could use the January window to bolster his squad as they look to add another SPL title to their trophy cabinet.

Here are three players Celtic should sign in January.

Louis Moult of Motherwell celebrates the end   after the Betfred Cup Semi Final at Hampden Park on October 22, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Louis Moult

The 25-year-old has been integral to Motherwell's excellent start to the season, scoring 10 goals in 13 games in all competitions for The Steelmen this term, firing himself top of the SPL Golden Boot race with six in the league.

Snapped up from non-league side Nuneaton Town in 2015, Moult has since netted 48 goals in 94 games for Motherwell and could be the perfect competition for Leigh Griffiths and Moussa Dembele up top, both of whom sit on four goals and are struggling to recapture last season's form.

Aden Flint of Bristol City celebrates his sides third goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Barnsley at Ashton Gate on April 22, 2017 in Bristol, England.

Korey Smith

Smith has been a stalwart of Championship outfit Bristol City since joining The Robins in 2014 from Oldham Athletic, making over 100 appearances over four seasons for City.

One of many key cogs in Bristol City's incredible start to the Championship season, Smith has made 15 appearances and has the highest pass completion ratio of any Robins player at 83.4%. 

Versatile in his ability to play in midfield or at right-back, the former Norwich City midfielder is somewhat less glamorous than midfield partners Marlon Pack and Josh Brownhill, but could be the perfect fit for Rodgers' Celtic side.

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United beats Miquel Nelom of Feyenoord to the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group A match between Manchester United FC and Feyenoord at Old Trafford on...

Miquel Nelom

One of Brendan Rodgers' summer transfer targets (The Scottish Sun), the 27-year-old defender can play both left-back and centre-back and would offer competition to academy graduate Kieren Tierney at full back, whilst also offering cover at the heart of the defence.

With his contract up at the end of this season, the two-time Dutch international could be an affordable option for Rodgers to pursue in January. 

The former Excelsior defender has made 119 appearances for Eredivisie outfit Feyenoord since joining the club in 2011 and has established himself as a very solid defender.





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