Glasgow Celtic are having an excellent season so far, with the Hoops in the fight to win a domestic treble this term and making progress in the Europa League.

With Rangers breathing down their necks domestically, Neil Lennon will have one eye on the January transfer window to see if there are players to bolster his Bhoys squad.

With this in mind, Celtic should look to bring Leicester City defender Filip Benkovic back to Parkhead – either on loan or permanently.

The Croatian centre-half impressed during a loan stint in Glasgow last term and could well be the missing link to give the Hoops the required strength in depth at the back to challenge on all fronts.

The Telegraph claimed last month that Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers was considering Benkovic’s future given his lack of playing time at the King Power Stadium so far this term.

Since returning to England, things have not exactly gone according to plan for Benkovic as he has been unable to break into the Foxes first-team on a regular basis.

The 22-year-old would be a good addition to the Celtic first team and add quality to Lennon’s ranks.

The Hoops may have dominated the Scottish Premiership for the best part of the last decade.

They do however look set to face a tough test in the race to secure league honours this season as Rangers look like a formidable team under Steven Gerrard.

Benkovic is a good passer of the ball and is dominant in aerial situations.

This especially makes him a valuable asset to have in order to defend set-pieces.

Celtic boss Lennon must aim to secure the signing of the Croatian in January – it could well be a canny piece of mid-season business.


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