Celtic Face Fight To Secure Transfer Of 3.6M Rated Brazilian Midfield Enforcer

Celtic Face Fight To Secure Transfer Of 3.6M Rated Brazilian Midfield Enforcer

Celtic are likely to face competition from UAE side Al Ain in the race to sign Gremio midfielder Fernando Henrique, according to reports in the Brazilian media.

It is believed a representative of the Hoops has already made an enquiry for Henrique, who could be signed for around $5m (£3.6m) during the January transfer window.

However, Al Ain have also been tracking the midfielder for quite a while, having had talks with Gremio about a potential transfer last month. No deal materialised but there was a promise to restart discussions at a later date.

Henrique is believed to be very open to leaving Gremio. The 20-year-old has not had a great deal of game time this campaign, having started in just three league matches.

With the club season finishing in December, a January switch looks to be a genuine possibility but Celtic will apparently have to see off potential rivals to secure the Brazilian’s signature.