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Celtic: Hoops keen on Yan Couto loan

Celtic: Hoops keen on Yan Couto loan -Celtic

Celtic are interested in signing Manchester City defender Yan Couto, according to Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph.

The Lowdown: Couto profiled

City agreed on a deal for Couto last March, with the right-back penning a five-year deal.

The 19-year-old, who can also play as a right-midfielder, spent last season on loan at Spanish side Girona, making 30 appearances in all competitions.

The 5 foot 5 full-back scored twice and provided five assists during his temporary spell in Spain.

He’s on a £15,000-a-week deal at the Etihad, and it seems as if Celtic are now targeting the Brazilian ahead of the new campaign.

The Latest: Joseph’s post

Reliable reporter Joseph took to Twitter on Friday evening to share the links to Couto.

He claimed that the Hoops are looking at a loan deal, with a number of clubs from Portugal also keen on the teenager.

“Not back to work yet – far from it! But I’m told Celtic are targeting Man City right-back Yan Couto for a potential loan. There’s interest from Portuguese clubs too.”

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The Verdict: Needed

Ange Postecoglou has just Anthony Ralston and Lee O’Connor as right-back options at this moment in time, so one, perhaps two right-back additions appear to be needed this summer.

Bringing in Couto, who enjoyed a successful loan spell in Spain last season, could be a shrewd move. He would give Postecoglou another full-back to choose from while also providing cover as a right-midfielder if needed after turning out 14 times further forward last season.

Couto could challenge any senior right-back that may possibly arrive at Parkhead, but with the Hoops signing Olivier Ntcham and Jeremie Frimpong from City previously, perhaps they will be willing to do business.

In other news: Reporter reveals Celtic ‘talks’ for 6ft ace on Thursday evening; he wants Parkhead move. 


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