Celtic have been linked with a move for Paradou AC winger Adil Boulbina ahead of Ange Postecoglou’s third window in charge of the Hoops.
According to a recent report from DZ Ballon, Celtic are one of the clubs interested in signing the attacker.
The report also claims that Lille, Angers and Eintracht Frankfurt are the other clubs eyeing the 19-year-old.
In those aforementioned appearances, the winger has scored four goals and delivered four assists along the way, highlighting the attacking talent he has at such a young age.
Labelled as a “dangerous” player by Algerian journalist Chebli Ishaq, it’s easy to see why this group of clubs, including Celtic, have Boulbina on their radar.
Last summer showed just how beneficial it can be for Celtic to give a young winger the chance to play regularly and shine at Parkhead.
After securing a season-long loan deal for Jota from Benfica, the winger went on to become a crucial figure for the Bhoys in their recent title-winning campaign.
With 29 league appearances to his name, the Portuguese star scored ten goals and provided 11 assists, helping Postecoglou’s side secure the league title.
Now that the Hoops reportedly have their eye on another exciting wide attacking player at the start of his career, this could present them with their next version of Jota.
Given the fairly even balance of goals and assists that the 23-year-old delivered for the Bhoys this season and the goal contributions that Boulbina has supplied for his current club, it’s clear that the duo are both capable of scoring and setting up goals in equal measure.
Speaking about the Benfica youngster’s talents on the pitch for Celtic, Marvin Bartley had this to say on the matter.
He said: “His all-around game is absolutely brilliant. He’s a striker’s dream, isn’t he? If you go in the right areas, he’ll find you. His head is up all the time. He can play left, he can play right, he’s pro-active, he’s constantly on the move. He’s got that belief he can go past anyone.”
Given the potential that Boulbina has, he could be a very exciting addition to Celtic’s ranks and potentially become a star figure in the first team in a similar way that Jota has.