In what appears not to be truth, Celtic have reportedly been linked with an £18m move for Uruguayan international Giorgian de Arrascaeta this this summer.
The report is according to The Sun, that also claims Premier League Newcastle United are also eyeing move for the player, whilst adding Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers have sent scouts to watch the midfielder in Copa Libertadores action earlier this year.
However, it’s claimed the attacking midfielder is currently valued at £18m by his Brazilian club Cruzeiro after three years service.
The South American played twice for Uruguay at the World Cup in Russia but has since returned back to league action in Brazil, scoring in his most recent match against Atletico Paranaense.
Giorgian de Arrascaeta is an impressive talent. In his overall 90 appearances for the Brazilian side, he has scored 20 goals and created 13 assists and he should be able to produce more than plying his trade in Scotland. But chances of Celtic sanctioning £18m looks bleak, even if they are to sell some of their fringe players this summer.
The club’s recent investment on former Paris Saint-Germain striker Odsonne Edouard broke their club-record and deals like that represent the next level for Celtic in their transfer cycle. How serious they are in strengthening the team for further participation at European competitions remains to be seen this summer.