Celtic have today been linked with exciting Barcelona midfielder Alex Collado.
Spanish journalist Albert Roge has stated Celtic, along with Olympiakos and two other unnamed La Liga teams are interested in the player, having impressed on loan at Granada last season.
Collado predominantly seems to play as an attacking or central midfielder player, but he is also able to play on the right wing.
That type of versatility could be very handy for Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou, as some Celtic fans have been saying in recent times that we could do with having cover on the right flank and this could definitely be a solution to that area of the team, while also adding competition to the midfield.
The player is apparently keen to go to a team that is playing in Europe, so with Celtic being in the Champions League next season, that could be a big positive in our favour, if indeed we are genuinely interested in the player.
However, we heard the exact same about Souza, and he ended up going to Espanyol who aren’t in European competition at all, so we should always take those comments with a pinch of salt, just like any rumoured transfer interest really, especially when it has originated from overseas.
From watching the video below, Collado definitely looks like an Ange Postecoglou player, it terms of he looks very skilful, can score goals and pick a pass, but he also seems to have a high work rate and presses well, which of course is imperative to the way Celtic play under Ange.
Being left footed and able to play on the right side, also gives us a different option and means he will be able to cut inside and shoot with his left foot, with Abada, Forrest and Jota all being right footed.
The lad does look quite raw and not the strongest, but you can see there is definitely talent there and I think he would perform better playing in a Celtic team that dominates possession, rather than in a team who ultimately got relegated last season.
He is also in the final year of his contract, so Barca will be looking for a permanent deal and not a loan with option to buy deal.
Check out the video of Collado in action below.