Celtic fans react to Samir Memisevic speculation

Celtic fans show their support during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Celtic FC and Bayern Muenchen at Celtic Park on October 31, 2017 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic are reportedly hoping to strengthen their defence by signing Samir Memisevic from Eredivisie outfit FC Groningen.

Samir Memisevic of FC Groningen disappointed after the game during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between Vitesse v FC Groningen at the GelreDome on August 12, 2018 in Arnhem Netherlands

It seems that Celtic fans would take any centre-back right now.

The Hoops’ defence looked flaky once again on Thursday night as they were held to a 1-1 draw away at Lithuanian champions Suduva in the Europa League play-off. Conceding a very soft goal to cancel out Olivier Ntcham’s strike, the soft-centre that cost Celtic a place in the Champions League against AEK Athens was clear to see once again.

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Fortunately, it seems that Brendan Rodgers is hoping to reinforce perhaps the weakest part of his team before the end of August.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers waves to the crowd at the final whistle as Celtic win 3-0 during the Scottish Cup Quarter Final match between Celtic and Greenock Morton at Celtic Park on...

According to Fokus, Celtic are interested in Groningen’s Bosnia international Samir Memisevic. The 6ft 1ins 25-year-old has impressed in the Eredivisie over the last two seasons though Groningen have underperformed at the wrong end of the table.

Memisevic is hardly a household name in Glasgow but it seems that the fans just want a centre-back to arrive as soon as possible, particularly with doubts still hanging over the future of want-away Belgian international Dedryck Boyata.

But there are those who are a little uncertain that the rather unknown Memisevic is the man to solve Celtic’s central defensive problems. Either way, The Hoops’ need for defensive additions cannot be debated.

(L-R) Fran Sol of Willem II , Samir Memisevic of FC Groningen during the Dutch Eredivisie  match between FC Groningen v Willem II at the NoordLease Stadium on August 17, 2018 in Groningen...

 

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