Dundee United may be getting braced for transfer activity as Celtic target Benjamin Siegrist, according to reports.
The Swiss keeper has been sensational for Micky Mellon since the Tannadice side’s return to the Premiership. It’s attracted plenty of interest, including some from Celtic Park.
Top-flight clubs in Germany, England and Holland are interested in Siegrist as well as Celtic. The Parkhead club have watched him on numerous occasion this term already.
Contracted until 2022, Siegrist could be available for a fee of £1 million. Celtic have had problems in their goalkeeper department, summer signing Vasilis Barkas not working out.
Deputy Scott Bain hasn’t shown consistent form either so third-choice Conor Hazard currently occupies the sticks. Neil Lennon reportedly wants an experienced keeper before Celtic play Rangers on January 2.
Mellon said last weekend after the game against Hibs that he would need to turn his phone off as interest in Siegrist grows. It came after his inspiring performance at Easter Road helped them get a 1-1 draw.
He kept a clean sheet in his last game too in what was a more comfortable affair, Marc McNulty and Lawrence Shankland scoring in a 2-0 win over Kilmarnock as Dundee United go fifth.
Siegrist has been a massive part of their push for the top six this season and Mellon will be hoping Celtic, or any other interest parties, come calling for one of his star men.