A report published by The Scottish Sun claimed that South African defender Rivaldo Coetzee was on the verge of joining Scottish giants Celtic during the summer of 2017. However, the move ended up not materializing after the youngster failed a medical test.
After failing his medical test at Parkhead, the 22-year-old ended up moving to South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns.
He did spend a lengthy amount of time on the side lines and only made his debut for Sundowns last December. Coetzee has made a promising return to action in his homeland.
Celtic have dominated Scottish football for nearly a decade. However, this season has seen arch-rivals Rangers revitalized under the guidance of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.
This season’s title race is also likely to go down to the wire. This means that the Hoops cannot afford to be complacent and need to make sure that they have quality in each and every department. Sealing a move to Celtic could be too good to turn down for Coetzee if Brendan Rodgers side once again come calling.
The player made his debut for his native South Africa in 2014 at the age of 17 and became the youngest ever player to turn out for his country. He has drawn comparisons to Leeds United legend Lucas Radebe who captained South Africa at the 2002 World Cup.
While he is not blessed with height, Coetzee is a gifted defender and has a good ability to read the game. He has what it takes to become a success for the Hoops.