According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic are plotting a £2 million swoop for Porto full-back Fernando Fonseca this month.
Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers is apparently desperate to identify a long-term replacement for veteran right-back Mikael Lustig, whose current contract with the Hoops is set to expire at the end of this season.
Lustig has been a fine servant to the Scottish giants, but the time for him to be moved on and replaced at Celtic Park has definitely come.
Signing this new right-back could wait until the summer, but doing the deal now would give the newcomer a chance to settle down in Scotland, and would also cut down Rodgers’ to-do list for the summer transfer window.
The 21-year-old Fonseca is a very raw talent, but one with huge potential. The Portuguese youngster primarily plies his trade for Porto B in the second tier, but did make his debut for the top flight senior side in a league clash with Maritimo in May 2017.
He spent last season on loan with top flight outfit Estoril Praia, but despite impressing and playing regularly, he was unable to help the club fend off relegation from the Primeira Liga.
Fonseca’s talent is clear though, and for the cost of £2 million, Celtic would be wise to roll the dice on the Portugal under-21 international being up to the task of taking Lustig’s place.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!