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.
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.”
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.
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