Tom Rogic is on his way out of Celtic this summer, ending a nine-year stint in the Scottish capital that saw him make 272 appearances in all competitions, scoring 46 goals with 49 assists, and Michael Bridges believes Newcastle United could sign him.
The 29-year-old has been a regular under Ange Postecoglou this season, scoring six goals with six assists in 27 Premiership games. Newcastle don’t have a central playmaker and have been reliant on their creativity coming from out wide, so Bridges believes the Magpies could benefit from signing Rogic.
He said on Optus Sport’s podcast GegenPod: “I’d like to see Rogic getting to a Premier League football club. I still think he has something to offer. I wouldn’t mind seeing him at Newcastle actually. I think they are going to go bigger and better but Newcastle could be an option.”
The Toon Army are 12th in the Premier League for goals (42), so Eddie Howe could bring in a creative player and prolific striker. Newcastle don’t have a central midfielder with more than one assist to their name, so Rogic could fill a void if signed – he won’t break the bank being a free transfer and earning £16k-per-week in Scotland.
But with the Magpies having lucrative funds following their takeover by Public Investment Fund, PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media, they might have some bigger names than Rogic on their shortlist.