CELTIC could be closing in on their first summer signing after reportedly offering a trial to an out of contract defender during pre-season.

Bahlul Mustafazada, who plays for FK Qabala in Azerbaijan is out of contract this summer after spending his whole career with the club and he’s attracting interest from the Scottish Champions according to SunSport.

Mustafazada, 22, is a product of Qabala’s youth academy and has been capped at under 19 and under 21 level for Azerbaijan.

The defender made the breakthrough to the first team this season after a series of loans and has become a pivotal part of Qabala’s defence.

If he takes Celtic up on the reported loan offer the player could replace Dedryck Boyata in the squad with the Belgian’s contract coming to an end next month.

Boyata was signed under Ronny Deila and had a falling out with Brendan Rodgers last summer after being refused a move in the final days of the summer window.


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