Celtic target fails to rule out move to Glasgow


Celtic are yet to conclude any business ahead of the summer window but that isn't to say Neil Lennon isn't busy.

He's already revealed his desires to keep Odsonne Edouard at the club, while he's also suggested he's keen to ensure Fraser Forster and Mohamed Elyounoussi arrive on permanent deals.

However, the Hoops boss will also be busy battering away interest in defender Kristoffer Ajer.

It looks as though it could be quite a hectic period for the Scottish champions as they gear up for what could be a tenth successive crown next season.

But what cast of players might Lennon achieve that with? Some of that answer is a mystery for the time being.

With Forster's future in doubt, it wouldn't be a great surprise if the Bhoys looked elsewhere for a goalkeeper in the summer.

He was their number one between the sticks last season, but if Southampton refuse to sell or the Englishman moves elsewhere, they'll need someone else.


That's why they're looking at a deal for Claudio Bravo. The Chilean is out of contract at the end of the season and therefore, could arrive on a free transfer next month.

That initial link surfaced earlier this year but since then, the Manchester City 'keeper has refused to rule out a switch to Parkhead when talking about his future.

The 123-cap stopper commented: "There is nowhere in the world I would not consider playing.

"I've read the names of the clubs that have been linked with me and I regard that as an honour because they are very good clubs." 


GIVEMESPORT'S Matt Dawson says...

A move for someone as illustrious as Bravo would raise plenty of eyebrows, both in Scotland and south of the border in England.

An international stopper with multiple honours to his name with Barcelona and Man City, his winning mentality is something that would help him cope with the expectations in Glasgow.

However, it must be said, that he'd have to take a colossal wage cut in order to sign for the Scottish giants.

At present, Bravo is on a major £80k-a-week in Manchester, which is some way ahead of Celtic's highest earner.

For context, a further target, Ryan Fraser, would be the Hoops' highest-paid player if he joins on a reported £40k-a-week deal.

In terms of goalkeeping options, Celtic surely have cheaper alternatives elsewhere.

That's not to say Bravo shouldn't be in the frame, but he'd be a costly addition, one that hasn't even set the world alight since playing on British shores.

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