The 23-year-old was released by Celtic during Brendan Rodgers’s stint in Glasgow.

It’s been three years since Celtic released Stuart Findlay and it’s probably fair to say that it wasn’t a brilliant decision by Brendan Rodgers.

Findlay went on to join Newcastle United but it’s his spell at Kilmarnock which has shown him to be one of Scotland’s most exciting young defenders, after failing to make the grade in England.

The 23-year-old, who was called up to the Scotland squad earlier this year, is a big hit at Rugby Park and if he’s available, Celtic should be bringing him back.

According to The Scottish Sun, Findlay is a target for Oxford United but he might just prefer a move to the Hoops, by virtue of the fact that his last stint down South didn’t go to plan.

Plus, Neil Lennon needs at least one other centre-back this summer. The Celtic boss has lost three central defenders – Dedryck Boyata, Filip Benkovic and Marvin Compper – this summer and signed only one, in the form of Christopher Jullien.

Another big defender to challenge Jullien, Kristoffer Ajer and Jozo Simunovic wouldn’t go amiss and for a reported £500,000, Findlay, who stands at 6’3, would be an absolute bargain.

 

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