A South American Twitter Account is today claiming that Celtic are interested in Argentinos Juniors defensive midfield player Fausto Vera.
The account claims that Genk have just submitted a 6m euro bid for the 22 year old, but commented that Celtic are also keen on the player.
Similar to Bernabei, Vera is a highly rated young player in Argentina and has been capped several time for the national team at U20 and U23 level.
South American football journalist, Tom Robinson, compiled a list of the top 10 young players to feature in the Argentine Copa de la Liga this year, with Vera making the list that was put in no particular order.
Here’s what Tom wrote about Vera:
“Back to full fitness after an injury-hit 2021, Fausto Vera served up a timely reminder of what an excellent prospect he is, leading el Bicho to the semi-finals of the Copa.
The strong, imposing deep-lying midfielder ensured his defence was well protected, looked after the ball well and was the driving force pushing his team forward.
A real leader and vocal presence, the 22-year-old played every single minute of their campaign and chipped in with two goals and two assists too before their semi-final exit on penalties to Tigre.”
Sounds exactly the type of player Celtic need, and of course with Bernabei now at the club, I’m sure that would really help him settle if indeed he was to sign.
Take a look at the tweets below.