Sky Sports Journalist Confirms Celtic Had Bid “Knocked Back” For Spanish Under 21 International

Celtic have had an approach “knocked back” for Wolves left-back Hugo Bueno, according to Sky Sports reporter Anthony Joseph.

The Spanish Under 21 International has only made four Premier League starts this season, and it appears the Hoops were hopeful that his club would be open to letting him leave so he could get more first-team football.

Bueno actually made his professional debut in English football, having joined Wolves from Areosa Under 19s back in the summer of 2019.

The defender has since gone on to make 37 senior appearances, having scored 0 goals and contributed 1 solitary assist.

Why are Celtic targeting a new left-back?

Alexandro Bernabei has struggled to make an impact since arriving from Lanus at the start of last season. The 23-year-old has failed to impress manager Brendan Rodgers who has handed him just one start.

It was reported last month that Bernabei would be let go, with a number of clubs in Italy said to be keen on securing his services. He remains at the club for now but it’s clear that Rodgers would much prefer a different option to compete with Greg Taylor for the left-back spot.

Are alternatives to Bueno being considered?

Paris Saint-Germain’s Layvin Kurzawa has also been linked with a switch to Parkhead but Joseph has emphasised that any loan deal for the France international would be “difficult”.

It is believed that PSG are demanding a sizeable loan fee, and they would require Celtic to pay Kurzawa’s wages in full. According to Capology, the 31-year-old is currently earning a staggering £99,000 a week.

With that being the case, there is little to no chance that the Scottish champions will secure his signature before Thursday night’s deadline unless PSG’s stance softens. You would think that Celtic will either revisit a move for Bueno or consider other targets instead.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.