Young Barcelona talent Alex Collado is set to make a decision on his future this week amid talk of a switch to Celtic.
They are willing to part company with the talented 21-year-old as he only has a year left on his contract.
Girona are keen to sign the winger, although the report adds that unnamed teams in Spain’s top flight, second tier and Serie A are also thought to be in the race for his signature.
The forward will ‘decide his fate’ this week, with Celtic also watching on ahead of a possible bid.
The Scottish Daily Mail claimed last week that the Bhoys were keen on Collado. Indeed, head of football operations, Nick Hammond, has been casting an eye over the Spaniard.
Primarily a right-sided winger who likes to cut in, Collado spent last season with Barcelona B. He bagged five goals and five assists for the club’s second string.
However, Celtic face a fight to land the player, given how many clubs are showing an interest.
The report goes on to state that the next few days will be crucial to Celtic’s pursuit. It adds that that the Scottish giants will seemingly have a chance to land him permanently rather than just in a loan deal.
MAN UTD MENTIONED AS BARCA REJECT MEGA BID FOR STARLET
Barcelona rejected a €150m offer for teenage sensation Ansu Fati in recent days, according to reports.
Fati is one of the brightest stars to have emerged from the Barcelona academy in recent years. He is yet to reach adulthood, but already played a big part at Camp Nou last season.
That progress will continue this year, especially after Barcelona officially promoted the winger to the first team. As part of the arrangement, his release clause has shot up to €400m.
However, that hasn’t stopped interested parties considering a bid. According to Marca, Barcelona recently received a €150m offer for the 17-year-old.
The report does not mention which club made the offer, but speculates that it could have been Manchester United – who have a keen interest in the player. Read more…