Opinion: Celtic must try to sign Samir Nasri on free transfer


Celtic have signed two players this week already – Christopher Julien and Luca Connell – but Neil Lennon still needs a few more signings to bolster his squad.

The Bhoys have a good enough squad to fight on all fronts in domestic competitions, but they need extra quality to perform better in European games.

And that is why Celtic should make a move to sign Samir Nasri on a free transfer this summer.

The 32-year-old is a free agent following his release from West Ham.

According to reports from Goal.com, A-League’s newest club Western United are looking to sign the former Arsenal attacking midfielder.

The two-times Premier League winner with Manchester City will demand a wage package of just over $4 million a season (under £40,000-a-week), and Celtic can still negotiate the deal to lower it down.

Nasri could be tempted by the prospect of playing in the Champions League. He still has a lot of football left in him and would be a wonderful signing for the Bhoys.

Celtic are already a dominant force in Scotland, and with Nasri in the side, they can at least dream of doing better in Europe this term.

Lennon will pull off a masterstroke deal if Celtic can sign him this summer.

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