Transfer Latest: “Tiago Araujo is a strong possibility for Celtic in January,” Stephen McGowan

‘Tiago Araujo is a strong possibility for Celtic in January’ – Scottish Daily Mail Chief Football Writer Stephen McGowan revealed on PLZ that Celtic are lining up a move for the six feet tall left wing-back in the January transfer window.

McGowan points out that Portuguese left wing-back Araujo has more stature than Greg Taylor and says he feels for the current Celtic left-back who he believes had had a bad run of games recently.

The Scottish Daily Mail journalist also hopes that Taylor has not been googling what people have been saying about him recently, a nod to the criticism that the Scotland defender has come in for along with many of his teammates after last Sunday’s woeful second half showing against Kilmarnock.

The Benfica academy graduate is currently in Liga Nos with Estoril but could be the first January arrival as Brendan Rodgers looks to add quality and stature to his back four.

Greg Taylor is likely to remain as part of the first team plans even if Tiago Araujo is signed in January. However this signing could signal the end of road for Argentinian left back Alexandro Bernabei who has failed to impress Brendan Rodgers and his off the field issues have certainly not helped.

Celtic’s Alexandro Bernabei (2R) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during a friendly football match between Japan’s Gamba Osaka and Scotland’s Celtic at Suita City Stadium in the city of Suita, Osaka prefecture on July 22, 2023. (Photo by PAUL MILLER/AFP via Getty Images)

Celtic paid Lanus a substantial fee for Bernabei, who became the first player from Argentina to play for the club, and will be looking to recoup as much as possible in the January transfer window.

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