Brendan Rodgers seeks to prevent talented youngster signing for Celtic with offer of a new contract

Most of the transfer talk around Brendan Rodgers and Celtic has been about Leicester taking players down south, so this is the rare example of a player who could be moving in the opposite direction.

A report from HITC has indicated that Celtic are showing an interest in Leicester youngster Sidnei Tavares, and he’s out of contract in the summer so Celtic could get him on a free transfer.

He’s a midfielder who can play anywhere through the centre of the park and he’s had a few minutes in the Europa League this year, but most of his playing time has come with the U23 squad.

It’s hard to see him breaking into the first team at this point in time, but the report goes on to suggest that Leicester do rate him very highly and they want to get him tied down to a new long term contract.

They’re pushing for a Champions League spot so that makes it even harder to break into the team, so you would usually think that Celtic would offer a more realistic chance of breaking into the senior setup.

The main problem for Celtic just now is the managerial situation as most players will be reluctant to sign if they don’t know if the manager is going to want them, so that will likely prevent us from getting him signed up at this moment.

It’s suggested that talks are ongoing so it’s likely that he’ll agree a new deal soon, but it’s a situation to keep an eye on if that agreement isn’t reached.

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