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Aston Villa landing Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers for £2.5m would be a bargain

Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Celtic looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and Rosenborg at Celtic Park on September 20, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Aston Villa are said to be interested in appointing Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Motherwell at Celtic Park on December 2, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

According to The Sun, Aston Villa would have to pay £2.5 million in compensation to bring Brendan Rodgers in from Celtic, but that should not be enough to put the Villans off.

Celtic are understandably reluctant to let go of Rodgers, and the Bhoys boss has suggested he is happy to stay.

 

However, Villa are still thought to be interested in the 45-year-old boss, and for £2.5 million he could turn out to be a bargain.

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Villa’s new owners have already proven that they have funds to spend, and a £2.5 million release clause is unlikely to be enough to put them off.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Motherwell at Celtic Park on December 2, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Indeed, Rodgers’ managerial experience means that the price looks to be a good one.

Rodgers has almost led Liverpool to a Premier League title, he has managed in the Champions League and guided Swansea City to promotion from the Championship, earlier in his career.

These are all boxes which should surely appeal to Villa, and if he is only set to cost them £2.5 million, then he should still be considered a very smart investment.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen prior to the UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and Alashkert FC  at Celtic Park on July 18, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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