Celtic are interested in bringing Stade Reims winger Nathanael Mbuku to Parkhead, according to reports.
Mbuku to Celtic?
The 18-year-old is a versatile midfielder that can play on either side in wide areas and in the number 10 role if needed but typically prefers playing on the left.
Foot Mercato revealed that Neil Lennon’s side, along with Parma, are the front runners to capture the young frontman, with a price tag of €8m (£7.2m) believed to be on his head.
Described as a “champagne footballer” and “wonderkid” by Goal journalist Tom Binet, Mbuku impressed for France at the U17 World Cup in 2019, picking up the Silver Boot award during the tournament and has since been rewarded with first-team football in Ligue 1.
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If he makes the move to Glasgow, he could take a similar path that French strikers before him at Parkhead have embarked on, albeit perhaps not as an out and out number nine.
Mbuku idolises Ronaldo, and if he possesses even a fraction of the Brazil legend’s talent then the Hoops may be tempted to firm up their interest with a bid.
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