Uk news Diego Laxalt 'convinces' Celtic to pursue permanent transfer MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The on-loan AC Milan full-back has made an immediate impact at Parkhead.
Breaking News ! Celtic could reportedly open talks over a permanent deal for Diego Laxalt as soon as December. The on-loan AC Milan full-back has made an instant impact for Neil Lennon's side. And it's led to speculation the Parkhead club will attempt to start negotiations over a longer stay in the coming weeks. According to gianlucadimarzio.com, the Hoops are increasingly convinced they want Laxalt on a long-term contract. It's reported talks could begin in the coming weeks over the Uruguay international, perhaps when Celtic visit Milan in the Europa League on December 3. Read More Related Articles Neil Lennon in Ryan Christie Celtic transfer acceptance but Hoops boss holds out new deal hope Laxalt scored Celtic's equaliser in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Hibs at Easter Road. He's been a consistently impressive presence in a side otherwise struggling to maintain their form. In October, Lennon admitted he'd love to keep him. "It’s early days,” said Lennon. “Listen, when you’ve got a player like that (you want to keep him). It will probably come down to having discussions with him. “He’s a player I’ve admired for a long time, and he’s proven everything that I thought about him to be true.
. I’ve seen him a lot of times and I’ve always liked his style. “Going forward he gives us good pace and thrust on the left-hand side, but he likes to defend.
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“I think his positioning, his reading of the game and his football intelligence is very high. “I think we’ll see more and more of him as he gets accustomed to the culture and the language, but I think he’s adapted brilliantly so far through all the games. He’s been outstanding from the moment he came in the door. “He doesn’t speak much English, but you don’t have to tell him too much or give him too many instructions.
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“He knows the game, he understands his position, and I felt that when I watched him over the piece he would add a lot of quality to our play. I think he’s been an excellent addition, a superb asset to the squad. “He’s very fit, he looks after himself well. He’s a great defender and he gives us good balance on that left-hand side. “He’s aggressive in his play and he’s aggressive in his passing. I’ve been absolutely delighted."
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