Celtic finished 2023 in the best manner possible, with a win over the Rangers at Parkhead. Many people had written Brendan Rodgers' side off coming into the game due to their disappointing recent form. But when the pressure was on, the Hoops rose to the occasion once again while the Ibrox club's Glasgow Derby record shows no signs of improving.
Both of Celtic's goals on the day were absolutely world-class. The opener came from Paulo Bernardo, who after a slow start to life at Parkhead, is now starting to show his quality. On the other hand, Kyogo scored a brilliant goal as well.
With a Glasgow Derby win in the bag, the focus will now turn towards the January transfer window. The Hoops might have won against the Rangers, but they still have a lot of room for improvement and need to make signings.
Left-back is an area where they could do with reinforcements. Tiago Araujo is someone they have been linked with in that regard and some of his recent social media activity has certainly been interesting.
Celtic transfer target raises speculation with Instagram comment
Bernardo made a celebratory post on Instagram following the Glasgow Derby win. And Araujo commented 'Have you scored yet?' accompanied by three emojis.
Thus, Araujo seems to be keeping an eye on how things are going for Celtic. Of course, it could just be a matter of him keeping up with his old teammates. Both him and Bernardo did come up through the youth ranks at Benfica.
Still, Araujo's comment on Bernardo's post has certainly created more speculation about the Portuguese left-back moving to Celtic in January. He currently plays for Estoril and it is believed that it could take a transfer fee around £4 million to sign him. Let's see if the Hoops make a move or not.