Celtic manager Ronny Deila was in Spain at the weekend and was reportedly scouting defender Aleksandar Pantic of Eibar.

The 23-year-old centre-back is on loan from Villarreal and is out of contract this summer and will be available on a free transfer.

Ronny Deila watched on as Pantic’s side beat Real Betis 4-0 with goals from Ander Capa, Keko, Adrian and Borja Baston.

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Pantic can also play at right-back, which could prove useful for Celtic as they have dealt with numerous injury problems at the position over the years.

Having come through the ranks at Partizan Belgrade, he moved to FK Rad and Red Star Belgrade before moving to Villarreal.

His move to Villarreal hasn’t worked out so far, as he made just nine appearances in the 2013/14 season before his two loan spells at Cordoba last year and Eibar this season

So far this season the Serbian international has made 14 appearances for the La Liga side starting in 12 of those games.

He has also made 16 appearances for the Serbian Under-21’s national side scoring one goal.

It’s not clear if any move will be made for Pantic and it will only be a summer move as he is on loan at Eibar.