Following Brendan Rodgers’ exit from Celtic, it looks like Filip Benkovic will be working with the Northern Irishman again at Leicester next season.
Rodgers brought Benkovic to Parkhead last summer, signing the Under-21 Croatian centre-back on loan from the Foxes, and the defender, whose transfer to Leicester City cost the Foxes about £13 million, has wasted no time in establishing himself as a key player for Celtic.
Hoops supporters and Rodgers himself, before taking over at Leicester, were dreaming of making the 21-year-old’s move to Parkhead a permanent one at the end of the season.
Rodgers told the Scottish Sun in November:
“The likelihood is that this is a very difficult deal but if there was an opportunity it was one we would look at for sure.”
With Rodgers now with Leicester, however, it seems as though he will be reunited with the centre-back next season.
Considering the fact that the defender was one of the first names on Celtic’s team sheet when fully fit, it would be surprising if he wasn’t a key member of Rodgers’ immediate plans at King Power Stadium.
Leicester are in need of a strong figure to partner Harry Maguire at the heart of defence, with Jonny Evans struggling for fitness and Wes Morgan way past his best, and they could have just that in the shape of Benkovic.