Sky Sports News news editor Anthony Joseph has delivered an update on Celtic’s pursuit of Lanus left-back Alexandro Bernabei.

The reporter took to Twitter to reveal that the Hoops have had positive talks with the Argentinian club, and that a deal for the 21-year-old worth £3.75m has been agreed in principle.

Should Celtic get the deal done for the left-back, he will be the third signing the Hoops have had in the summer transfer window, following the purchases of Cameron Carter-Vickers from Tottenham on a permanent deal, and Benjamin Siegrist, who joined the Hoops to provide competition to Celtic’s first choice goalkeeper Joe Hart.


Celtic’s transfer business seems to be moving quickly, with the Hoops looking to get players in long before the start of the new season, which is a smart move, as it gives the new signings time to integrate into the Hoops squad.

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Celtic need a left-back to provide a challenge to Greg Taylor, and it looks as if Bernabei is going to provide just that, and the fact that the Bhoys are going to pay just under £4m for the player could indicate that the full-back could be first choice sooner rather than later if he performs well for the Hoops.

Celtic have been fortunate so far under Ange Postecoglou when it comes to signings, as the players that have been brought to the club under the Hoops manager haven’t needed time to get used to Scottish football, and hopefully that will be the same with Bernabei.

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Bernabei will be the first Argentinian player to sign for Celtic if the deal goes through, and perhaps if the 21-year-old’s move is a success then maybe it will be a market that the Bhoys will look at once again.

With the Bernabei looking likely to happen, attention will turn towards Celtic getting a deal done to sing Jota on a permanent deal. If the Hoops can get that to happen over the next few days, then it will be a very good start to the summer transfer window for Celtic, as the Hoops look to build a squad that will see the club compete in both domestic football and in the Champions League in season 2022/23.