Celtic set sights on Honduras international Jorge Benguche


Celtic are reportedly keen on a move for striker Jorge Benguche, according to South American publication La Prensa.

The frontman, who has represented Hunduras on three occasions, is attracting the attention of numerous clubs in Europe after impressing for Club Deportivo Olimpia in his homeland.

It’s claimed that the Bhoys are competing with Portuguese side Belenenses and Italian Serie A side Cagliari for his signature.

Benguche only made his international debut for Hunduras last year but made quite an impression after scoring a brace on his debut against Puerto Rico in September last year.

The striker has an excellent reputation in South America, with Honduran legend Gilberto Yearwood head coach Fabian Coito comparing the striker to Real Madrid frontman Karim Benzema.

The 24-year-old is valued at just £240k by Transfermarkt, however it’s likely that the international frontman could cost more than that to get a deal done.

GIVEMESPORT’S Phil Spencer says…

This is a transfer link that has come out of left field.

Jorge Benguche is far from a household name in Europe, but after impressing for both club and country it seems that he could get a big move sooner rather than later.

Valued at just £250k a deal would be a shrewd move for Celtic – particularly if he can continue his fine goalscoring record in Scotland.

With his best years still ahead of him, his value could easily rise and that would represent good business for the Bhoys.

Whether they see it as a move worth making, however, remains to be seen.

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