Celtic are interested in Manchester City right-back Ian Couto.
The Hopes are hoping to bring the 19-year-old Brazilian to Parkhed on loan for next season, but will face competition from Portuguese clubs for his services.
Couto, who won the 2019 World Cup with Brazil, spent last season on loan at Girona La Liga 2, where he played 4 times in Cuba del Rey and 22 times in the Segunda Division.
He joined Manchester City from the Brazilian team Coritiba last summer and will remain at the Etihad Stadium until 2025.
Meanwhile, Celtic signed Winger Japan Kyogo Sale from Vissel Kobe.
He is Ange Postecoglou’s fifth summer signing since the arrival of Liam Shaw and Osase Urhogid from Sheffield Wednesday, Liel Abada from Israeli club Maccabi Petah Tikwa and Carl Starfelt from Rubin Kazan.
Kristoffer Ajer Celtic left Park and joined Brentford for £ 13.5million to sign new players.
New Celtic boss Ange Postekoglu admits he has been frustrated by the club’s policy of recruiting because of the coronavirus.
Australia joined the club this summer and took back the task of fighting for the Scottish Premiership title from the firm’s old rivals Rangers.
But just a week before the new campaign, progress in the transfer market halted plans for a new man to reinstate the delegation.
Postekoglu said only in an interview with Sky Sports News: “This is probably the same field we are abandoning, but there are no visible results.
“Of course, we signed Liel Abada, who came in and also held a fantastic first, as well as Carl Starfelt and Kyogo Sale, but both of them aren’t here right now, which is the challenge of our world right now.
“It’s a little frustrating – it would be great if those two boys could already get in there and the other boys we’re working on would come to a conclusion a little sooner.”
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