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Kris Commons would be ideal for Wanderers

Celtic fans will know Kris Commons well, the midfield maestro captivated Paradise for 5 years before falling to the periphery last season under Brendan Rodgers.

Commons is currently mulling over retirement or a likely move to Hibernian FC to link up with his old gaffer Neil Lennon.

But there is another option, a move to foreign shores for the Mansfield born attacking midfielder.

Commons is open minded about his future as he told the BBC:

“I’ll reflect on what has been and what is next going forward,” he told BBC Scotland. “There are plenty of options out there and that’s not just football. It’s the other side as well, coaching, media. There’s plenty of doors open.”

Wanderers would represent an ideal option for Kris Commons, he would come in as marquee and be well paid, he would only have 27 games to play and he wouldn’t have to play against the team he professes to love, Celtic.

With Mitch Nichols gone, Western Sydney need someone to control the centre of the park and push forward to both set up and score goals.

Commons is fantastic at both, a tradesman who will fight it out for control of a game and then grab it by the scruff of the neck with some individual brilliance.

The Englishman will have no communication issues, is not too big a name to clash with Popa and has all the toys in an area we desperately need an accomplished player in.

There would also be no fee and like many players who have come under the control of Popa, Commons is a player at the crossroads who at 33 needs a new challenge or will be lost to football.

It seems like a perfect solution for both parties.

There is talk of Scott McDonald coming to Wanderers, himself an out and out poacher, if you were to throw him up front with Commons in the centre of midfield the two veterans would be a deadly combination.

One a man with a silky pass and a bullet shot from range, the other Johnny on the spot with an equally ferocious shot.

Neither man is in his prime, but if they were then speculation linking them to WSW would be ridiculous, we are never going to go into the transfer market at inflated prices.

With Kris pondering his future, the time is now to act if Wanderers want a proven game changer with a point to prove.

Commons scores in a Champions League qualifier.

Commons scores against Rangers.

Commons scores in the League Cup Semi Final.

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