The Hungarian had held down the number one spot at Easter Road up until January. A nasty injury against Elgin City seen him suffer a concussion. He couldn’t get back into the team after current Hibee’s number one Ofir Marciano’s inspired performances.
If Bogdan wanted to move back to Leith, Paul Heckingbottom should try and make that a reality.
Bogdan allowed Hibs to have two first team goalkeepers
I recently spoke about the possibility of Hibs bringing back former trialist Tom Glover. The ex-Spurs keeper is currently a free agent.
The reason he wouldn’t be a great deputy to Marciano is because he’s not good enough to replace him if anything were to happen.
Bogdan is. If Heckingbottom could get him through the door again, it means Hibs have two capable goalkeepers. It also provides Marciano with much needed competition.
Getting the released Red in would push the current Hibs stopper to his maximum. He’d need to play well to prevent Bogdan taking the gloves off him. The Hungarian pushed Marciano all the way last season and it brought the best out of the Israeli.
Having a good backup keeper is key for any team. They push the number one to their full potential whilst also providing reliable cover. Hibs would be getting a good quality stopper in Bogdan.
There are a couple of things though that make this deal not so likely. He’d have been on high wages at Anfield, how much of a pay-cut is he willing to take? Also, he’s 31 now. Will he really want to sit on the Hibs bench indefinitely?
If the option is there though, the Hibees really should make a move for the Hungarian goalkeeper.