Celtic reportedly have offer rejected for Argentinian defender

By David Walton

June 12, 2022

Celtic have had an offer rejected for Argentinian defender Alexandro Bernabei, according to Argentinian journalist Cesar Luis Mero.

Football Scotland reported on Friday that the Hoops were closing in on the left-back, stating that he could arrive in Glasgow in the coming days.

However, it doesn’t look as though an agreement has yet been reached with Lanus. And TyC Sports journalist Melo has reported the latest on the situation early this morning:

The above tweet states that Celtic did send an offer Lanus’ way which the club deemed insufficient. It’s then claimed that they will consider selling for a higher fee.

It’s unclear as to how much Celtic offered the Argentinian club for the defender. It’s also up in the air as to whether talks will continue after the latest development.

Left-back continues to be a key area for the club as they hunt for genuine competition to Greg Taylor.

Celtic appear to suffer blow in left-back pursuit

Whilst it’s a blow to hear that we’ve seemingly had an offer rejected for the player, it’s extremely positive to see Celtic working so early in the transfer window.

Under the previous regime, far too little happened in the early stages of transfer periods. Celtic fans would be asking where the new players are all too regularly, with positions at times not being adequately covered.

After announcing the signing of Cameron Carter-Vickers on Friday afternoon, the Hoops now appear to be pressing ahead in pursuit of a new left-back. That they’re making moves this early shows that they’re not hanging around this summer.

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As for whether they’ll go back in for Bernabei, that remains to be seen. We’ve been linked with several left-backs this summer and Celtic’s attention could easily go elsewhere if they feel they’re being held to ransom.

Granted, Bernabei’s contract is up in the summer of 2023. With only a year remaining, there’s no reason for Celtic to feel as if this deal isn’t doable.

Regardless, an agreement has yet to be reached and it seems as though the idea of Bernabei arriving in Glasgow imminently could be a touch premature.

In other news, Euro club chairman rates Celtic winger Liel Abada as a £17m talent