Cruzerio chairman Saulo Froes has warned Ladbrokes Premiership table leaders Celtic not to deal with Fabricio Bruno’s agent Fabio Mello after accusing him of being “wholly unethical.”
Celtic are still on the hunt and active in the ongoing January transfer window for a new defender with Brazilian stopper Bruno one of their top priority.
According to the Daily Record, the Brazil international is trying to fashion his own exit from the club after accusing his employers of failing to pay him.
Bruno went as far as taking Cruzeiro to the regional court in a bid to rip up his contract and lost the law suit, although his lawyers are considering an appeal, report says.
However, the Belo Horizonte’s club’s chairman as mentioned above, is desperate to keep Bruno and has warned Celtic not to deal with the player’s agent Mello, who was earlier accused of stealing sensitive documents.
“The player’s agent is wholly unethical. I would urge all clubs around the world to have nothing to do with him.
“He took advantage of this club in the past, but my warning for him is that he’s now dealing with serious people at this club who are not there to play.
“There will be respect to the player on our part, but it has to be reciprocal. This agent gave us no respect and we won’t deal with people like that.”
While Celtic are still waiting to know what the transfer fee the newly-relegated Cruzeiro would ask for their prized asset in the next coming days it remains to be seen whether the club’s chairman assertions would be enough in convincing Celtic to pull out of transfer talks for South-American.