Celtic FC: Celtic should sign Tommy Smith
According to a report in Football Scotland, Celtic are looking at Huddersfield Town right-back Tommy Smith as someone who can help the Hoops continue their dominance in the Scottish Premier League. \
The right-back will potentially be the long-term successor to Swedish international, Mikael Lustig, who has left the club after spending 8 long years at Park Head.
Smith, 27, has quite a few good years of football in him and this would be a very smart coup from the Hoops.
Smith has made 182 appearances for Huddersfield Town since his move in 2013. He’s also made 39 of those appearances in the Premier League.
He was part of the side that won promotion and played in the 2017/18 term but also suffered relegation last season. Perhaps, this is a move that would help Tommy Smith get some games in Europe if all goes right and most certainly add some silverware to his cabinet.
Smith would endear himself the Hoops fans immediately due to his tenacity and work ethic. This was an important quality in all the players who played under David Wagner and Smith should be no different under another manager.
Celtic are going through a phase of transition themselves and will be hoping it goes smoothly, with Steven Gerrard and his Rangers side looking to knock the Hoops off their perch.
Celtic won yet another treble last season and will be hoping they can win their 9th successive league title and making themselves in the conversation for Europe as well.
Neil Lennon has a big job on his shoulders. Brendan Rodgers brought in not just a winning mentality but a lot of good football along with it during his time at Park Head.
The fans have also been used to winning but they’ll need more than that after the last few years. The substance has to have some style. If Lennon can’t achieve that, he might not be the ideal manager to take the club forward.
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Hence, it is important that the Celtic board back him with the signings that he wants. Smith would be a step in the right direction.
He’s shown his work ethic and determination but most importantly, he’s shown that he has the quality to play in the Premier League and that should keep him in good stead for a career in Scotland.