Date: 29th August 2018 at 7:30am
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Celtic are facing strong competition from Turkish side Fenerbahce in the race to sign Manchester City midfielder Douglas Luiz.

The Scottish Sun reported on Tuesday that the Hoops were in the running to sign the young Brazilian, who City signed for a reported £10m just last year.

The proposed deal would be a temporary one.

The 20-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Spanish City affiliate Girona, can not play for the English champions after being refused a work permit to play in the English Premier League.

However, reports from Turkey also emerged yesterday that suggest Fenerbahce had agreed a deal in principle to sign the youth international.

How reliable any of these reports are remains to be seen, but it’s unlikely to be smooth sailing if the Hoops are indeed interested in the player to bolster Brendan Rodgers’ midfield options.

After the departure of Stuart Armstrong to Southampton, Celtic are looking a little light in the middle of the park, with no real direct back-up available for Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham.

Whether it’s Luiz or another, you’d expect the club to be in the market for a player in that position before Friday’s deadline.

Do you think Celtic need another central midfielder? Have your say in the comments below…


6 Replies to “Celtic face strong competition from Turkey to land £10m midfielder”

  • By all accounts this lad is a very good prospect but once again, with money in the bank, we should be looking for permanent deals instead of developing another team’s players. It’s also interesting to note that quite a number of Brazilian players have excelled in Turkish football over the years whereas the very few who have come to Scotland during the last couple of decades have had a miserable time. I suppose we couild put that down to a number of factors such as climate, playing surfaces, physical style of the game in Scotland and so on.

  • Nonsense. Celtic biscuit tin is tightly shut. Don’t be surprised if there are no signings for Celtic. The board are as stingy as it comes

  • as a city fan,i have a question,douglas could not get a work permit in england.Would he be any more likely to get it in scotland?

  • This board are going 2 be in for a shock if we lose leauge this year they will be lucky 2 sell thirty thousand next year terrible what’s going on just now money we’ve got not spend

  • This Board are only interested in returns for their investment, the fan are of secondary importance, as has been proved nearly every transfer window when they hoodwink the fans with at lot of supposition and then nothing.

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