Celtic tried to sign Wolves' Spanish left-back

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It goes without saying that Celtic need to sign a left-back as soon as possible. Coming into the January transfer window, many took it for granted that the Hoops were going to strengthen in that position but they are yet to do so. It remains to be seen if they can pull something off on Deadline Day.

Earlier in the window, a move for Tiago Araujo of Estoril appeared to be on the cards. But it ultimately led nowhere.

Gijs Smal of FC Twente was also rumoured to be a potential target. But once again, nothing concrete emerged from the rumours.

Now, it looks like a Premier League left-back was on the Hoops' radar but they were met with no encouragement. As reported by the Daily Mail (via Daily Record), Celtic's efforts to sign Hugo Bueno from Wolves were knocked back and now Layvin Kurzawa is being looked at.

Celtic tried to sign Wolves' Spanish left-back

Bueno came through the youth ranks at Wolves and has made almost 40 appearances for them at the senior level. He has also represented Spain at youth international levels.

So, Bueno is a highly-rated talent without a doubt. If Celtic were able to sign him, it would have to be considered as a coup on the part of the Hoops. It was not to be though and now, they have had to turn their attention elsewhere.

With very little time left in the winter transfer window, it looks like an unlikely move for Layvin Kurzawa is a possibility for Celtic. The PSG left-back has not played much for the French giants in recent times and could do with a move away. Perhaps a short-term move to Glasgow can help bring his career back on track. It remains to be seen if something materialises soon.