Celtic have registered their interest in River Plate striker Santos Borre, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Borre profiled
Borre is 25 years of age and has four caps to his name for Colombia. He currently plies his trade for Argentine side River Plate but is out of contract in seven days time.
He’s won five honours during his career and two individual accolades, and it seems as if the Hoops are plotting a move for the South American.
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The Latest: Source shares news
Football Insider shared a story on Borre on Wednesday morning, claiming Celtic have joined rivals Rangers in the race for his services.
They have been informed by a Celtic source that the Hops have registered an interest in Borre.
The Verdict: A possible Edouard replacement?
Odsonne Edouard is still expected to leave Celtic despite his move to Leicester City falling through. So, should the Frenchman move on, Borre could well be a suitable replacement at Parkhead.
Borre’s wage demands could also be in Celtic’s price range, with the club’s top earner Callum McGregor on £20,000-a-week.
Edouard is on £19,000-a-week in Glasgow, so perhaps Celtic could offer Borre an £8,000-a-week increase on his current salary to win the race for his services.
In other news: Charlie Wyke prefers Hoops move, find out more here.
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