Daryl Murphy believes former team-mate Liam Lawrence would be a 'very good signing' for Celtic.
The Hoops striker knows all about his Republic of Ireland team-mate given the pair played together at Sunderland before Lawrence moved on to Stoke.
The Potters ace is now being tipped to move to Parkhead if current Celtic star Aiden McGeady completes his switch to Spartak Moscow.
And hot-shot Murphy, who moved to Parkhead last month for an undisclosed fee from the Black Cats, believes his former team-mate would be a positive addition to Neil Lennon's squad.
He said: "I know Liam from my time at Sunderland and he's a very good player.
"He will give a bit of balance on the right side of midfield.
"He's a hard worker and is a very good at deliveries, and pops up with a lot of goals.
"There are a lot of names being linked with the club, but if it was to come off it would be a very good signing."
Although McGeady and Lawrence play in the same position, Murphy does not believe there are too many similarities in their styles.
"They are two totally different players," the 27-year-old said.
"Aiden can go past people at will. Liam gets the ball and crosses the ball, which is sometimes what you need when you're in the box.
"But of course, Aiden will be a huge loss if he does end up going."
Lennon admitted on Sunday that he was resigned to McGeady departing but hopes that fellow winger Paddy McCourt can have a similar impact on matches if he can maintain a decent level of fitness.
While McCourt has only started five Celtic matches since his move from Derry City in 2008, Murphy, a former Waterford striker, is also in no doubt he can help atone for the loss of McGeady.
"I've always known of his ability," said Murphy.
"I played against him a few years ago in the under-21s. And when I was playing in the League of Ireland, he was playing for Shamrock Rovers.
"Everyone knew about his ability, people would talk about it. Since I've been training with him, you can see it's there.
"He's been unfortunate with injuries since he came here but he looks to be flying in training and touch wood he keeps injury-free.
"He has got everything you need in a player. Sometimes you just stand back and admire his skill because you don't realise how skilful he is until you actually train with him.
"If he keeps fit and gets a good run of games, I'm sure he will be a quality player for us."