Celtic are being linked with a move for QPR defender Steven Caulker, with reports claiming Brendan Rodgers is keen on bringing the Englishman to Celtic Park.
The 25-year-old has played under Rodgers before, while the pair were at Swansea together, and it’s thought he could offer the sort of experience that would fill the void left by injured centre-back Dedryck Boyata.
Caulker started his career at Tottenham, however, he spent the majority of his White Hart Lane career out on loan with Yeovil Town and Bristol City, before linking up with Rodgers at the Liberty Stadium.
He was eventually sold to Cardiff City and then to current club QPR, who have sent him for spells at Southampton and Liverpool.
However it seems most Hoops fans are eager to see what the 25-year-old could do in Scotland, especially with what Rodgers has achieved with players who have struggled down south:
I really rate him. Likes to play football from the back too so imagine he's a very Rodgers type defender
— Sean Docherty (@seandoc1967) July 13, 2017
Yes! Same folk that are saying no probably didn't want Sinclair either.
— Rory ?? (@RoryyyW) July 13, 2017
Caulker is another Sinclair. Premier league player who has lost his way and needs to rebuild his career and confidence. Celtic can do that.
— Jozo Simunovic CSC (@BenTheTim) July 13, 2017
Yes. Significant upgrade on Sviatchenko.
— The Malachite Knight (@MalachiteKnight) July 13, 2017
This would be a great buy. Rodgers would get him back to his best
— P McS (@rubysdad1) July 13, 2017
Great deal for both parties. Caulker gets to revive his career and if he does, Celtic get a fantastic CB with age on his side
— Craig Shields (@CraigJShields) July 13, 2017
Ad take Steven Caulker to Celtic in a heartbeat
— Kenny ?? (@67ONeill) July 13, 2017
Yes, would be a brilliant signing.
— ~ (@OisinCrawford1) July 13, 2017
Steven Caulker would be some signing for us
— Paddy? (@CelticBhoy1888) July 13, 2017
Caulker to Celtic would suit both parties
Fresh start, manager he knows & fans would certainly make him welcome
— The Ballers Club (@BallersClubVIP) July 13, 2017
Caulker sat down with the Guardian last month and spoke about his struggles with mental illness – something which he admits has directly affected his football career.
However, the powerful defender now says he is ready for his next challenge.
He said, “Now I feel good mentally and I want the chance to show people, including my son, what I am truly capable of. Wherever the opportunity arises.”
Would you like to see Caulker as your next summer arrival, Celtic fans?