Report: Celtic consider Argentinian under-23 internationalist as midfielder hunt continues

By Lewis Laird

July 11, 2022

Argentinean midfielder Fausto Vera has reportedly been ‘considered’ by the recruitment team at Celtic.

The 22-year-old, who currently plays for Primera Division side Argentinos Juniors, was first suggested as a potential Celtic target on social media yesterday.

Argentine-based journalist Roy Nemer reported the rumour, stating his intrigue at seeing the Bhoys linked with a move this summer.

With the Hoops very much in the market for a new central midfielder in this transfer window, many fans were interested to see Vera being linked.

Particularly after Postecoglou recently signed another talented player from South America, with Alexandro Bernabei joining up with the squad for next season.

According to the latest report from Football Scotland, although the Premiership Champions haven’t yet made an offer for Vera, he is an option that is being ‘considered’ by the recruitment team at Parkhead.

Celtic could look to pick the midfielder up at a cut-price deal with his current contract at Argentinos Juniors running until the end of Decemeber. However, his current side does have the option of a further 12 months.

Reports have also stated that Postecoglou’s side aren’t the only team interested in Vera, with Belgian side Genk also looking at a possible deal [Scottish Daily Express].

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It seems almost certain that by the time this summer’s window comes to an end, Ange Postecoglou will have a new midfield option in the door.

The club were recently looking to bring Vinicius Souza to Parkhead. But, he has since completed a move to Espanyol.

The South American market isn’t one that Celtic have delved into all that often. However, this summer, that looks to have changed as the Hoops broaden their horizon in the hunt for a new midfield enforcer.

Of course, there are likely to be many other options considered alongside Fausto Vera. But, the Argentine under-23s internationalist certainly seems to tick the correct boxes for the sort of addition Postecoglou is looking for.

In other news, Report: Celtic ‘not looking’ to sign Jordan Larsson as transfer stance is revealed.