Journalist Pete O’Rourke has delivered his verdict on Celtic recently confirming the signing of Alexandro Bernabei from Lanus.
The lowdown: Bernabei signed
The Hoops officially announced the capture of the 21-year-old left-back on a five-year deal this week after an impressive spell in the Argentine top flight.
Following the completion of the deal, one informed onlooker has had his say on what the transfer means for the club and perhaps what could happen next in the market…
The latest: ‘They’ll be delighted…’
Speaking to GiveMeSport, O’Rourke claimed that the Celtic hierarchy would be overjoyed with the signing of Bernabei and may already have one eye on the next incoming at Parkhead.
He stated: “Bernabei does look like he’s got real talent and I’m sure Celtic are busy planning ahead for the Champions League.
“They’ll be delighted and we can see what he can bring to the team going forward.”
The verdict: Significant coup
Snapping up a precocious talent such as Bernabei for the aforementioned fee and on a long-term deal is a significant coup for the Bhoys, both in terms of what it means for the current squad and potentially as an investment in the future.
At such a young age, the Argentina under-23 starlet is likely to develop even further under Postecoglou and has already made impressive strides in senior football in his homeland, directly contributing to 15 goals in 87 first-team outings prior to his move to Glasgow.
Who will be Celtic's first-choice at left-back?
Furthermore, adding the marauding left-back to the Lennoxtown ranks, along with any other potential incomings who could be in the pipeline such as the heavily linked Vinicius Souza, only enhances the strength in depth at Postecoglou’s disposal.
That is likely to be an important factor next season as the Hoops compete in the Champions League for the first time in five years.
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