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David Marshall reportedly a Celtic target, Wigan administration could help secure deal

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David Marshall reportedly a Celtic target, Wigan administration could help secure deal

The former Celtic goalkeeper looks set to be available this summer.

Celtic could make a move to bring former goalkeeper David Marshall back to the club this summer, after the Scotland international’s current team Wigan Athletic were plunged into administration. 

The Scottish Sun is reporting that Marshall could be on the radar for Celtic, after Craig Gordon’s exit and the news that Fraser Forster is unlikely to be heading back to the club for the 2020-21 season. 

The 35-year-old could become available at a cut-price amid Wigan’s troubles and Marshall was already on Neil Lennon’s radar as a potential Celtic option. The report also states that the goalkeeper would be interested in a return to Glasgow.

CARDIFF, WALES – MARCH 12:  (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Lennon will know Marshall well. The current Celtic manager is a former team-mate of the stopper and was in the team when Marshall made his name at Celtic in an incredible UEFA Cup win over Barcelona. 

 

Lennon spoke about Marshall’s heroics in that fixture back in March, telling the Celtic website of how impressive the then-19-year-old had been against the Catalan giants. 

“David Marshall came in as goalkeeper for that game and really made his name that night.

“He had an unbelievable performance in goals for us that night, and to knock out Barcelona over two games was spectacular.”

With Celtic on the hunt for a new goalkeeper, Marshall could be a perfect option, especially considering his previous relationship with Lennon. 

The truth is, Marshall was unlucky to lose his place at Celtic after the impressive Artur Boruc made the starting spot his own in 2005. But he has since become a star for Norwich, Cardiff City, Hull and now Wigan. 

Still operating at a top-level, Celtic would be wise to bring Marshall back to battle with Scott Bain for the number one spot at Parkhead. 

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