Celtic has set its sights on securing Portuguese winger Tiago Araujo during the upcoming January transfer window, according to reports. The 22-year-old, currently with Estoril, has made a notable impact, displaying flexibility in playing both as a wing-back and in forward positions.
Araujo, a former teammate of Jota and Paulo Bernardo at Benfica B, has shown considerable improvement this season. His contributions include two goals and three assists in 16 appearances, surpassing his previous season’s tally at Estoril.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is reportedly keen to finalise a deal swiftly. The club is prepared to offer around £4 million to bring Araujo to Glasgow. [Football Scotland] This move would bolster Celtic’s options on the left side.
The need for reinforcements has become apparent. Greg Taylor, while the first choice for the left-back position, has had a less convincing season. Argentine Alexandro Bernabei’s future at the club seems uncertain, intensifying the need for a player like Araujo.
This lack of depth is a concern, notably in high-stakes matches like their imminent Champions League clash against Lazio, where the squad’s options are already limited.