Celtic may have to pay for Fabricio Bruno after all
Celtic target Fabricio Bruno has reportedly lost his court case to rip up his current contract with Cruzeiro. [Daily Record]
The Brazilian centre-back has been a recently reported man of the minute for the Hoops.
However, the Hoops could have been quids in by getting him for nothing had Bruno won his case.
Unfortunately, Bruno’s argument was thrown out of Brazilian court leaving his future up in the air.
Celtic target Fabricio Bruno in court
Cruzerio are in disarray following their relegation.
It isn’t surprising that the £3-5 rated defender is wanting away from Belo Horizonte in a hurry.
Bruno believes £2 million is owed to him by Cruzeiro who aren’t willing to pay up.
The Brazilian courts have thrown out Bruno’s claim due to technicalities surrounding it.
The judge said Bruno ‘Did not maintain personal contact with this the court, which is a requirement.’
He ruled in favour of Cruzeiro who keep Bruno and the money they’d had to have pay the player.
There is an opportunity to appeal by Bruno but there is no suggestion that he will do so.
However, the Hoops should be prepared to spend big in the winter no matter what.
Hoops board must dig deep to save our season
Whatever happens with the Bruno saga, the Celts board are under pressure to spend in January.
The shocking (not really) defeat at the hands of Rangers is enough to tell the suits that the current squad needs improvement.
The last few January windows have been abysmal and a repeat could be catastrophic.
Areas that need addressing are clear plus the depth in some isn’t good enough.
The board must pay the Bruno money immediately as well as bring in players than can walk into the first team.
Celtic are a cash rich club and the wealthiest in the country – there is no excuse.
Nine-in-a-row is in doubt now and a real title race is finally on.
Let’s see if Peter Lawwell and co’s bite is as good as his bark when it comes to reinvesting in quality.