Celtic must look to address their centre-back situation in the summer as it is definitely an area that causes plenty of concern. Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic look certain to leave the club in the summer.
However, it appears the club are looking to remedy those issues and seem to have offered a young enforcer the chance to make an impression at the club in the coming months.
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According to a report by The Scottish Sun, Celtic are prepared to hand Bahlul Mustafazada a trial at the club in the summer.
The Azerbajain under-21 international’s contract at Gabala is set to expire at the end of the season and the Bhoys are understood to have invited him to Scotland with a view to signing him permanently.
As it might be expected, not too much is known about Mustafazada, however, taking him on trial might not be such a bad idea for Celtic and a risk that could potentially reap high rewards.
What is known is that he has represented his country a number of times at the Under-21 level, whilst he has also been included in the senior set-up on occasions. He also has some experience of playing in the Europa League as well, which could be beneficial for the Bhoys.
The 22-year-old is a centre-back by trade and that is an area that the Scottish Premiership champions are going to seriously need to look at over the course of the summer.
Boyata appears to be on the verge of leaving the club with his contract set to expire, whilst Benkovic is likely to team up with Brendan Rodgers once again at Leicester City once his loan spell ends with the club.
That would leave Celtic with just Kristoffer Ajer, Nir Bitton, Jack Hendry and Jozo Simunovic as their options and it would be fair to say that not all of them will fill the faithful at Celtic Park with much confidence.
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