Scottish champions Glasgow Celtic are reportedly keen on luring Antonio Barragan to Parkhead this summer, according to The Scottish Sun.

The 32-year-old joined Real Betis 12 months ago and went on to make 13 appearances in La Liga during 2018-19.

The reported Celtic target has vast experience playing in Spain having turned out for the likes of Deportivo La Coruna, Valladodid and Valencia.

Barragan started his professional career with Liverpool but failed to make a single Premier League appearance for the English giants before moving to Deportivo in 2006.

Barragan has what it takes to succeed for Celtic. He will also bring in maturity and could establish himself as a leader for the Bhoys.

Neil Lennon’s side will be looking to make a statement in Europe and Barragan’s past experiences playing in European competition could prove to be helpful to them.

If the former Spain U-21 international comes to Parkhead, it could mean that Anthony Ralston will be allowed to leave the club on loan.

Celtic need to make some good signings this summer. They have dominated Scottish football for the best part of the past decade but could face their strongest test in a while next season as Rangers look set to come in strong under the management of Steven Gerrard.

Barragan would not be a signing to get the Celtic fans overly excited but the veteran certainly could do a job for the Hoops.


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