Celtic may have to pay for Fabricio Bruno after all

By Connor Gordon

December 30, 2019

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

Bruno took his current club to court over claims of unpaid wages between May and November, the Record claimed.

Celtic target Fabricio Bruno loses his court case against Cruzeiro. (Photo by Pedro Vilela/Getty Images)

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.

Fabricio Bruno will leave Brazil for a fee Celtic must pay now. (Photo by Juliana Flister/Getty Images)

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.

Two men fully to blame if Hoops blow nine-in-a-row. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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.