Brendan Rodgers should consider reunion at Celtic with Brad Jones

Celtic's Northern Irish manager Brendan Rodgers gestures at the final whistle during the UEFA Europa League football match between Celtic and Zenit Saint Petersburg at Celtic Park stadium...

Brendan Rodgers will surely be targeting a new goalkeeper in the summer at Celtic.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers congratulates his players at the final whistle during UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Celtic and Zenit St Petersburg at the Celtic Park on...

Brendan Rodgers has a number of problem positions he needs to solve at Celtic in the summer transfer window, as a long injury list highlights a lack of depth and quality in areas of his side.

Question marks still surround the quality of Rodgers' centre-backs, with Jozo Simunovic and Dedryck Boyata under fire. Rodgers has signed Jack Hendry and Marvin Compper, with judgement yet to be passed on the duo.


A new right-back could also be targeted, but Rodgers' main priority will be adding a new goalkeeper to his squad as Craig Gordon and Dorus de Vries continue to come under criticism, with Gordon currently sidelined through injury.

Craig Gordon of Celtic arrives at the stadium prior to the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

An experience goalkeeper should be acquired by Rodgers, one that has European experience. It should turn his attention to Australian stopper Brad Jones, with whom he worked with at Liverpool. have reported that the 35-year-old stopper is looking to leave Dutch giants Feyenoord this summer with a return to England at the forefront of his mind ahead of the summer window.

Jones played for Liverpool between 2010 and 2015, with his three final years at the club coming under the guidance of former Swansea City and Watford manager Rodgers.

Feyenoord's Australian goalkeeper Brad jones gestures during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between Manchester City and Feyenoord at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester,...

Feyenoord's number one, Jones, has been in decent form for the Dutch outfit this season. The 6ft 4in stopper has kept 12 clean sheets in 34 league and cup appearances for Giovanni van Bronckhorst's side, conceding only 41 goals.

Throughout his career, Jones has plenty of European experience, making 20 appearances in both competitions for the likes of Liverpool, Middlesbrough and most recently Feyenoord in this season's Champions League.

With just over 12 months remaining on his current deal, Jones would prove a cheap alternative to Gordon and de Vries, boasting all the traits necessary to thrive at Celtic - if he were to combine with Rodgers for a second time.

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