Despite Celtic loss to Rangers over the weekend, the champions remain top of the table but their lead has been reduced to two points having played a game more than their arch-rivals who sits second with 50 points.
Celtic’s next Premiership outing would be away at Rugby Park against seventh placed Kilmarnock in a match where the Hoops are bookies favorite for all three points.
That said, Celtic’s winter move to sign transfer target Fabricio Bruno has taken a new twist with Bruno’s agent being accused of improper conduct ahead of his client‘s move to the Parkhead in January.
Celtic are looking to bolster the core of their defence this new transfer month and have highlighted the Brazilian centre-back – who is currently rated at €1.30m – play at the heart of their defence.
However, with claims and counterclaims of controversial issues surrounding Bruno’s exit from his club, it remains to be seen whether it’s time Neil Lennon pulls the plug on the move.
The newly relegated side are looking to cash in on their prized asset and this is causing a bit of a transfer saga in Brazil due to the way player ownership works.
Not only that, it has also been reported that Bruno took his own club to court between May and November as he believes he is owed money.
Bruno’s want out of the club appears to be getting more complicated by the day.
Image rights, agents and unpaid wages seems to be a stack of cards in this transfer saga and issues like this are bound to reoccur in the nearer future should be eventually end up joining Celtic.
This could all end up messy and Celtic won’t want dragged into any unnecessary court battles by any player over transfer, image rights, agent and unpaid wages.
There would be tons of available players who can play very well at the heart of the defence who can walk straight into the Glasgow club team with less baggage that Bruno.
Plus, signing a player from a relegated side isn’t the type of player on paper that fans are interested in the club making a move for and in that case , the Celtic board and the management team might just need cut their losses after the latest story.