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3 Of The Best Celtic Players Who Could Follow Brendan Rodgers To Leicester City

Brendan Rodgers is set to make a sensational return to the Premier League
Brendan Rodgers is set to make a sensational return to the Premier League

Guess who’s back? Brendan Rodgers is set to take over at Leicester City from the departed Claude Puel, staggeringly leaving Celtic in the middle of a treble-treble pursuit.

Him of the shiny teeth, love of character, and portrait of himself on his wall will end his Premier League exile after three-and-a-half years, after his tenure at Liverpool came to an end.

With the Reds, Rodgers lead them to their closest title charge in many a season in 2013/14, before more of a whimper in the follow-up, leading to his dismissal just two months into the 2015/16 season.

The summer following he moved to Celtic, and has continued the club’s title-winning trend whilst also picking up successive Scottish Cup

Becoming something of a parodic figure that denigrates his success at the Merseyside club - no thanks to that Guardian ‘Brent or Rodgers?’ Quiz and the ill-thought TV documentary Being: Liverpool - it’s with a warm welcome that Rodgers returns to the English top tier

But who could he be bringing with him? We already know that Kolo, Kolo, Kolo, Kolo, Kolo, Kolo, Kolo Toure and assistant manager Chris Davies should be joining him at the King Power Stadium but here are three key players for Rodgers’ Hoops set-up who could soon well be wearing the blue of Leicester.

Scott Sinclair

Sinclair was one of Rodgers’ first signings after arriving at Celtic Park, coming less than three months after the Northern Irishman had taken up the position north of the border.

The winger who burst onto the scene at Swansea City under Rodgers will be 30-years-old this year and should probably attempt for a last hurrah back in the Premier League after relatively disappointing spells at Manchester City and Aston Villa, and having won everything possible at domestic level with Celtic.

Tom Rogic

A player who might well cost a bit of bunce, Australian attacking midfielder Rogic is set to remain in Glasgow for the next four years. He’s been out with a knee injury since the end of last year sustained on international duty, with Rodgers saying that he has been well missed.

His recovery over this last stretch of the season could decide where his future lies.

James Forrest

The 27 year-old Forrest only signed a contract extension last September, but could join Rodgers in the Midlands for the 2019/20 Premier League season. He has nine goals and ten assists in the Scottish Premiership so far this season.

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