Celtic deny Benitez interest
Celtic say they will not be making a move for Ecuador international Christian Benitez.
Last Updated: 13/01/11 4:44pm
Celtic have denied making a move for Ecuador international Christian Benitez.skysports.com can confirm.
Reports indicated the Bhoys had lined up a deal for the former Birmingham striker, who spent last season in England with the Blues on loan from Mexican outfit Santos Laguna.
The 24-year-old returned to Mexico last summer to sign a new three-year deal with the club and he has performed brilliantly since with 17 goals.
But a Celtic representative told skysports.com the club had no interest in bringing Benitez to Scotland.
The striker's British representative Barry McIntosh told skysports.com: "Christian performed really well for Birmingham last season and he is eager to move back to Britain."
Asked about possible interest from England, he added: "Clubs are obviously aware of him and his situation."