Paulo Bernardo for £3.5m is some piece of business by Celtic

Signing Portugal’s under 21 captain Paulo Bernardo for just £3.5 million would be some bit of business for Celtic. Just don’t expect the SMSM to highlight it…

Discussions between Celtic and Benfica are still currently ongoing regarding the permanent transfer of Paulo Bernardo. Talks are said to be progressing well and a deal worth around £3.5 million is expected to be reached between the clubs for the midfielders signature.

If it does as expected get over the line, then you have to say it’s a terrific piece of business getting a player of Paulo’s calibre for such a relatively low fee.

He’s a talented player who also happens to be the captain of the Portuguese under 21 side. We of course seen him up close enough last season during his loan spell to know he’s the real deal so it’s not exactly a risky signing.

Yes Paulo didn’t play as much as we would expect last season, but in the games he did take part he acquitted himself well and showed that he’s a very talented player. One who is only going to get better throughout the years.

He did well in the big games against theRangers, scoring the all important opener in the new year clash at Celtic Park, while his skill and forward thinking presented Adam Idah with his match winning goal in the Scottish Cup final.

He also played in the majority of the Champions League games and looked very much like he belonged at that level.

It will be a great signing if as expected it gets over the line. Just don’t expect the SMSM to highlight it. It’s understandable though as they are all far too busy singing the praises of Brazilian wonder kids and Real Madrid stars of the future who are being recruited at Ibrox for undisclosed deferred fees.

If anyone thinks that signing Paulo Bernardo is going to help our chances in the Summer Cup then you’re sadly mistaken as theRangers are simply unbeatable when there’s no football to be played.

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