The Lowdown: Couto saga
Sky Sports reporter Lyall Thomas has been on top of the Hoops’ pursuit of Couto, claiming last Wednesday that Celtic still had hope of signing the Brazilian.
However, Thomas revealed on Monday that Celtic have now turned their attention to Legia Warsaw’s Josip Juranovic, admitting the push to sign Couto came to nothing.
The Latest: Portuguese report
The report claims that the teenager actually turned down the chance to join Celtic.
He now looks set to join Braga, who won’t have the option to make a loan move permanent next summer.
The Verdict: Celtic snubbed
It seems as if Couto snubbed CEO Dominic McKay when it came to joining Celtic, despite reports admitting he was desperate for a move to Scotland.
It shouldn’t come as a major blow, as the club have now made strides in their pursuit of Juranovic.
Ange Postecoglou wanted a right-back before the end of the window, and even though Couto turned down the chance to join the club, at least they will be getting one in Juranovic.
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