Celtic loan player Manny Perez is dying to return from America and play for the Bhoys, The Scottish Sun reports.

Perez signed for the club in January 2019 alongside Andrew Gutman but has had to spend the last couple of years out on loan in his homeland because of work permit issues.

The 21-year-old winger has made 37 appearances for North Carolina FC in the second-tier across the Atlantic, primarily featuring on the right flank in midfield and attacking positions.

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Also having the ability to play as a right-back, the youth international has had plenty of football abroad.

He’s now thirsty for Celtic action.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Perez said: “If I could get there tomorrow then I would get a flight. It would be a dream come true for me.

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“I’m in love with Celtic. We have the best fans in the world. I have a Celtic TV account, so I’ve been keeping up with the games.

 

“If I can get my permit to go through, we can just move forward from there. My agent and I are trying to sort things out, and have been in constant communication with the club.

“Hopefully we’ll be able to work it out soon.”

Neil Lennon already has Jeremie Frimpong and James Forrest at his disposal on the right flank, as well as Hatem Abd Elhamed.

However, as has been shown during the international break, even a deep squad can quickly be heavily impacted by the ongoing pandemic.

Having Perez in and around the squad would be a positive moving forward in the season.

Celtic loan youngster Manny Perez

Celtic loan youngster Manny Perez / (Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

The club clearly has high hopes he can make an impact in Scotland, and I’m eager to see what progress he’d make at Lennoxtown.

His situation is one to watch when international registration opens again in January.

In other news, Charlie Adam has made another bizarre Celtic claim.

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