Celtic are reportedly set to offer terms to Gustavo Ruelas after the Parkhead side have been impressed by the Mexican starlet, since he arrived on trial.
The 19-year-old USA-born striker has been training with Celtic and may now be offered permanent terms in January. Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell has said that manager Neil Lennon is ‘keen to bring Ruelas on board and hopes an agreement can be reached in the New Year.’
Lawwell said in the Daily Record, “He has taken a while to understand the training and cope with the weather, but he has done well. He could sign, but even if he doesn’t he will have experienced a different type of football.”
Lawwell has also said that Celtic were close to agreeing a partnership with Mexican outfit Santos Laguna, the side that current hod Ruelas’ registration.
Such a link would see Celtic and Santos benefit from the partnership, as both will be able to use the other club’s resources.
“We’ve had an incredible week,” said Lawwell. “It is amazing how the value and ethics of the two clubs from different parts of the world can be so similar.”
Meanwhile the Scottish Sun have reported that Celtic are making a move for Estonian international keeper Sergei Pareiko, who plays for Russian outfit Tom Tomsk, after their top target Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny committed his future to the Emirates club.
And they also claim that Lennon is keen on signing Adelaide United’s Australian Under-20 international Mathew Leckie.