Should Celtic consider a move with Angel Rangel set to leave Swansea at the end of the Premier League season?
When Brendan Rodgers considers what areas of his Celtic squad need the most improving over the summer, it is likely that signing a new right-back will be right near the very top of his list of priorities.
Mikael Lustig has struggled this season and Cristian Gamboa has never quite been able to prove that he can genuinely rival the Swede for a place in the side – even with the Hoops hero looking well short of his best this season.
Signing a new right-back appears to be one of the final pieces of the jigsaw – provided that they keep their best players also – for a Celtic side that have confirmed that Scott Bain will join them on a permanent basis in the summer. And perhaps Brendan Rodgers should consider an option who is set to be a free agent in the summer and knows what it is like to play under the Celtic boss.
According to BBC Sport, Angel Rangel will leave Swansea at the end of the season after 11 years at the Liberty Stadium. Rangel has been a peripheral figure this term, but bows out having made over 370 appearances for the Swans in all competitions, including over 130 in the Premier League.
The 35-year-old made many of his appearances for Swansea while Rodgers was in charge, and the Hoops boss should perhaps now consider trying to bring him to the club in the summer as he could be a very shrewd addition to the Bhoys squad.
Rangel’s best years are behind him, but he could still contribute to the Celtic side especially under a manager such as Rodgers who will know him extremely well and have a good idea of how to get the best out of him.
It may not be the most exciting deal if Celtic did register an interest, but it could be a very smart move given that he will be available on a free transfer and has, up until this season, spent several years as a regular fixture in the Premier League.