Celtic appear to have taken young American defender Manny Perez on trial.
Pictures emerged on social media of the player himself taking to Instagram to confirm that he is currently training with Brendan Rodgers’ team.
Twitter: Per @DMVSoccer96, NC State and US U20 defender Manny Perez is training with Scottish giants Celtic. Here is a shot… https://t.co/3MEx7wmPEN (@FutureUsmnt)
Perez is a highly-rated American defender able to play at right-back or as a more attacking right midfielder. He has also featured for his national team at various youth levels.
It remains to be seen if this is a signing that will be considered for the first-team squad straightaway, or whether Perez could work his way up the ranks in the club’s acedemy.
Rodgers is known to be keen on the prospect of strengthening at right-back, with Mikael Lustig reaching the latter stages of his career.
Celtic are expected to be busy in January as they look to strengthen for the second half of the campaign.