Fischer only moved to the Riverside 12 months ago, but struggled to cement a first-team place under Aitor Karanka and his defensive style of play.
The Northern Echo claims Brendan Rodgers is keeping tabs on the 22-year-old – and here’s why we think Fischer could be the next player turned into a star by the Hoops boss.
Undoubtedly Highly Talented
Fischer is a player who was once linked with some of the world’s biggest clubs, with Manchester United and Real Madrid reportedly fighting over him four years ago. This is a player who has already played in the Champions League, Europa League, English Premier League and internationally all before his 23rd birthday.
He played a significant role in Ajax winning two Dutch titles during his time in Amsterdam and his 24 goals in 79 league games for the club prove how dangerous he can be when on form. Fischer is also a previous winner of Ajax’s prestigious ‘Talent of the Year’ award, back in 2012.
Brendan Rodgers’ Speciality
Viktor Fischer is exactly the type of player Brendan Rodgers thrives on rebuilding.
He’s an unpolished diamond who needs a bit of guidance and the freedom to express himself after a tough year and probably the wrong move. Think of all of the players Rodgers has transformed beyond recognition since moving to Glasgow. With Fischer’s calibre, we’re positive the Northern Irishman could do a similar job.
Fischer only cost Middlesbrough £3.8 million, when he was being touted as being worth a hell of a lot more just a few seasons ago. If Boro are keen to get him off their books, and Celtic were able to get him for, say, £3 million, it would be an absolute bargain.
Fischer also plays off the right wing at times, and whilst we’re not for a second suggesting he’d be as good as Patrick Roberts, he’s certainly a cheaper, interesting alternative.
What do you think of Fischer and the links to Celtic? Would he do well in Scotland?