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Celtic closing in on Alexandro Bernabei transfer deal

Celtic are reportedly closing in on securing a transfer deal for Lanus full-back Alexandro Bernabei.

What’s the news?

According to a recent article from Football.Scotland, the left-back has been chosen as Celtic’s primary target to provide back-up for Greg Taylor and a deal “could be announced in the days ahead,” with a move now close.

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As a product of Lanus’ youth system, the 21-year-old has gone on to make 84 senior appearances for the Argentina club across all competitions.

Postecoglou will be thrilled

In those aforementioned appearances, the defender has scored four goals and delivered ten assists, highlighting the attacking prowess he has.

To further highlight his attacking talent, with 24 league appearances under his belt last season, the full-back ended the campaign with a higher average of dribbles per game (2.9) than any of his teammates, as well as the fourth-highest average for shots per game (1.3).

This also makes it easy to see why Celtic are reportedly close to signing him as Taylor, Anthony Ralston and Josip Juranovic chipped in with seven goals and ten assists between them in the SPFL this season.

It also backs up why he was labelled as a “dangerous” player on the left by journalist Fernando Campos on Twitter.

Therefore, adding another full-back that knows what to do in front of goal would make sense for the Hoops as they look to regain the league title and go as far as they can in Europe next time around.

With an overall performance rating of 6.89/10 from his displays last season, the Argentine ended the campaign as Lanus’ fourth-highest rated player as well as their highest-rated defender according to WhoScored.

Do Celtic need to sign a new left-back?

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With current Celtic left-back Boli Bolingoli only making two appearances for the club throughout their latest campaign as well as being away from the squad at times, it seems likely that Bernabei’s potential arrival could well push the Belgian out of the door permanently this summer.

Having already confirmed their permanent signing of Cameron Carter-Vickers from Tottenham Hotspur after his title-winning loan spell at Parkhead, adding the Argentina starlet to their ranks would surely have Ange Postecoglou buzzing as he adds some extra depth to his defence.

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