Celtic confident of agreeing £4 million transfer deal

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Celtic are yet to make their first signing of the ongoing transfer window even though there have already been quite a few exits and more could be heading for the exit door. Of course, the fans will be nervous, considering how underwhelming last summer turned out to be. Hopefully, things get better this time around.

One player who was signed by Celtic last summer was Paulo Bernardo. The Portuguese midfielder spent the season on loan at Parkhead from Benfica.

Initially, it had looked like another transfer mistake on the part of Celtic. But as the season progressed, Bernardo's role in the team grew and now, most fans would be open to the idea of him being signed on a permanent basis.

There has been some confusion regarding the situation of Bernardo in recent weeks. But it looks like talks to sign him are back on once again.

Celtic confident of agreeing £4 million transfer deal

As reported by the Daily Record, Celtic are back round the table with Benfica and are confident of getting a deal done. The Portuguese club are looking for a transfer fee around £6 million for Bernardo but the Hoops believe they can negotiate a move for around £4 million, including a sell-on clause.

It remains to be seen how things turn out for Bernardo this summer. His returning to Celtic on a permanent basis might be the best step for all parties involved though as he is not believed a role at Benfica.

Of course, Celtic's midfield could be set to undergo a major change this summer with the future of Matt O'Riley up in the air. Everyday, some new club is linked with the Danish midfielder and it feels unlikely that he will continue at Parkhead. Of course, that is just the reality of life at Parkhead.