Report explains why reported Celtic target Phil Jagielka is in Scotland

Phil Jagielka of Everton competes for a header with Mohamed Elneny of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Arsenal FC at Goodison Park on April 07, 2019 in...

Celtic are reportedly interested in departing Everton defender Phil Jagielka.

Phil Jagielka of Everton and Ryan Babel of Fulham battle for the ball during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Everton FC at Craven Cottage on April 13, 2019 in London, United...

According to Football Scotland, departing Everton player and reported Celtic target Phil Jagielka is in Glasgow to visit friends.

The Scottish Sun has claimed of Celtic’s interest in Jagielka following the 36-year-old central defender’s departure from Everton.

 

The Englishman is leaving the Premier League club this summer and is available on a free transfer.

Football Scotland has posted a picture of Jagielka with former SFA and Rangers executive Gordon Smith in Glasgow, but the publication claims that defender is Scotland to visit friends and is not in the country for any transfer-related business.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham shoots under pressure from Phil Jagielka of Everton during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Everton FC at Craven Cottage on April 13, 2019 in...

Good signing for Celtic?

Jagielka is past his time and is now 36 years of age, but the Englishman can still do a good job in Scotland for a year.

With the departure of Dedryck Boyata and the return of Filip Benkovic to his parent club Leicester City following a loan spell at Celtic Park this past season, Celtic could with an experienced defender such as Jagielka.

The Hoops have won the domestic treble in Scotland for the past three seasons.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham battles for possession with Phil Jagielka of Everton during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Everton FC at Craven Cottage on April 13, 2019 in...

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