Celtic should steer clear of Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic amid links

Neil Lennon, manager of Celtic celebrates winning the Scottish Cup at the final whistle during the Scottish Cup Final between Heart of Midlothian FC and Celtic FC at Hampden Park on May 25,...

Celtic will be chasing their ninth consecutive Scottish Premiership title next season as they are reportedly keen on the signature of Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

25th May 2019, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Football Cup Final, Heart of Midlothian versus Celtic; Neil Lennon Celtic Manager with the trophy after beating hearts 2-1

Life back at Celtic is now beginning to properly kick in for Neil Lennon, who is starting to make sounds about the type of players he wants at the club for next season. 

Most recently, The Daily Star claimed that Celtic are interested in Bournemouth's Asmir Begovic, along with his former club Stoke City, Premier League side Watford and European giants Fenerbache and Olympiacos.



Simply put, Celtic should decide against signing the 32-year-old because he is coming off a bad period, the Glasgow club already have a number one in between the sticks and they could use all their focus and money on other areas of the pitch.

During the recently concluded Premier League campaign, Eddie Howe dropped the former Premier League winner after the turn of the year because he simply couldn't eradicate the mistakes from his game. 

Whilst Celtic would be signing a man of huge experience, they'd also be signing a player whose career has been going backwards since his departure from Chelsea in 2017. 

Asmir Begovic of Bournemouth during a training session at Vitality Stadium on April 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, England.

The fact that he couldn't win the gloves for a Bournemouth defence that leaks goals for fun says it all. Not only that, Scott Bain has been doing a solid job ever since Brendan Rodgers handed him the number one jersey.

Whilst the Scotsman will need competition for next season, he shouldn't be dethroned from his starting spot, and the Premiership champions would be better off fixing and adding to their defence rather than paying Premier League wages for a goalkeeper they might not need.

On paper, Begovic, who has 62 international caps for Bosnia and Herzegovina [transfermarkt], would add much-needed experience and calmness to Celtic's dressing room as they chase nine-in-a-row. But the question has to be asked, is he an absolute priority signing for the club?   

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City scores his team's second goal during the Premier League match between Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth at The King Power Stadium on March 30, 2019 in...

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