It was back in January that SunSport reported Celtic were looking into the possibility of bringing Sidnei Tavares to the club.

The 19-year-old midfielder is out of contract with Leicester in the summer and is weighing up his options.

The young Portuguese player has made five first team appearances for his club this season but as he looks to progress in the game, he’s looking for more game time.

“He’s obviously a talented boy. Any player from a football perspective will see this as a great environment to have that opportunity to play.” Brendan Rodgers told Leicester Mercury.

“It is something that’s outside of myself [Contract Talks]. There are discussions going on between Jon [Director of football, Jon Rudkin) and his representatives and family. From a football perspective, he enjoys being here, you can see how much I think of him and having him around the squad at this time and sticking him into an important game.

“That’s all you can do. If there are other things they’re looking for, whether it’s finance or something else, that’s always up for negotiation. But from a football perspective, he’s in a really good place here.

“He has great qualities, he’s 6ft 2, has a wonderful view of the game, he covers the ground well, he can see a pass, he has a nice touch. He needs to get stronger, he needs to have a greater physicality to compete, but he has potential.”

Celtic will be looking to energise their side come the summer no matter who is in charge. It stands to reason they’ll be looking for players yet to make an impact but have the potential to do so.

If a player has just one good season down south in the Championship or above, the price tag on their head becomes enormous. It’s all about taking calculated risks.

Brendan seems keen on keeping the midfielder but was we know, that doesn’t always guarantee a player stays at any given club.

We’ll keep an eye on things but there’s likely to be no movement on any more signings until Celtic have made the big decisions.


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