Celtic chase South American
By Gerrit van Leeuwen
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Celtic are reported to be lining up a swoop for Nec Nijmegen midfielder Edgar Barreto.Celtic are reported to be lining up a surprise swoop for NEC Nijmegen midfielder Edgar Barreto.
Reports emanating from Holland suggest that Celtic are very keen on the Paraguayan midfielder.
Barreto is highly regarded in his home country and captained Paraguay at this summer's Olympics.
Celtic are thought to have watched the 20-year-old in action on several occasions this season with their scouting reports being good of Barreto.
Bhoys boss Martin O'Neill is determined to bolster his squad in the January transfer window having only brought in two players in the summer.
Dutch daily Omroep Gelderland claims Celtic could make a bid for Barreto in January.
Barreto joined NEC only last January Cerro Porteno and he has impressed at the Eredivisie outfit.
The deal to bring Barreto to NEC was financed by external investors and although he has a contract until 2008 they are unlikely to be able to reject a big money offer for the player.