Ex-Celtic hero left bewildered as to why Hoops opted against former Hibs ace Josh Doig after £3m Serie A transfer


CELTIC hero Peter Grant has questioned why his former side turned up the opportunity to sign former Hibs starlet Josh Doig after sealing his stunning move to Hellas Verona.

The former Parkhead midfielder believes that Doig would’ve been the ‘ideal’ option for Ange Postecoglou’s men, who instead opted for Argentine full-back Alexandro Bernabei before the Hibs youngster left for Italy in a £3m move.


Grant believes that Doig and Celtic were a match made in heaven

The Hoops already have Scotland international Greg Taylor in their ranks.

Doig was reportedly on the radar of Celtic in previous windows and Grant now can’t understand why they didn’t make a move for the 21-year-old this time around.

The former Scotland no.2 backed Celtic’s new full-back to be a smash hit as the former Celtic hero highlighted key attributes that he has noticed in South American players over the years that should see Bernabei become a success.

He told Go Radio: “I have been scratching my head as Doig was allowed to go to Italy.

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“I thought he would have been an ideal Celtic player, I really do.

I saw him as a youngster and I followed him closely.

“He’s got better and better and there are things still to work on in his game.

“Greg has done tremendously well but I think it would have been great to see another Scotsman in there.

“I don’t think the fee paid in Italy was massive, it was millions and millions of pounds.

“It’s the money Celtic could have afforded and he is proven in the league.

“He’s only going to get better and would have improved under the manager.”

“They went for Bernabei instead which is fair enough.

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“I’ve worked with South American players before and if Bernabei is anything like them then Celtic have got a real player on their hands.

“They work hard and they’re full of energy, commitment and enthusiasm.

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