CELTIC have been warned they should avoid dealing with reported Brazilian target Fabricio Bruno’s agent because he’s “wholly unethical”.

Cruzeiro chairman Saulo Froes made the claim with the Hoops linked with a move for the 24-year-old centre-half.

Bruno is trying to arrange a move from the newly-relegated club and has accused them of failing to pay his wages.

He took Cruzeiro to the regional court in a bid to rip up his contract and lost, although his lawyers are considering an appeal.

The Belo Horizonte’s club’s chairman has told the Hoops not to deal with the player’s agent, Fabio Mello, who was earlier accused of stealing sensitive documents.

Supremo Froes, in a report in the Daily Record, said: “The player’s agent is wholly unethical. I would urge all clubs around the world to have nothing to do with him.

“He took advantage of this club in the past, but my warning for him is that he’s now dealing with serious people at this club who are not there to play.

“There will be respect to the player on our part, but it has to be reciprocal.

“This agent gave us no respect and we won’t deal with people like that.”

The Brazilian outfit are refusing to name their price for Bruno.



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