Celtic close to signing Aurelio Buta

Celtic are close to signing Aurelio Buta within the next few days.

According to Walfoot journalist Florian Holsbeek, Buta will undergo his medical today and join Celtic for £3 million.

Walfoot claims that the Bhoys have already agreed a deal to sign the right-back. The player has also accepted personal terms.

The 24-year-old initially progressed through the youth ranks at Benfica.

He made 108 appearances in the three seasons at Royal Antwerp and has impressed heavily.

Sportslens View

Celtic desperately need to sign a right-back this summer.

The club have been left with Anthony Ralson on the right side of the defence, and they don’t have sufficient cover.

Jeremie Frimpong left the club for Bayer Leverkusen, while Jonjoe Kenny has returned to Everton after an unimpressive loan spell.

Hatem Abd Elhamed has returned to Israel, and the Hoops badly need more bodies in that area. Buta will be a smart addition.

This has been a busy summer transfer window for Celtic, with the club having undergone a rebuilding under Ange Postecoglou.

Five signings have arrived so far, and Buta could be the sixth.

Celtic still need to make a strong decision about Odsonne Edouard, whose future still hangs in the balance.

The club must offload him if they get a good offer and reinvest in the squad.

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