The summer transfer window closes in less than two weeks and Celtic‘s squad is still at least one centre-back short – but there’s plenty of fans who reckon Diego Reyes could be the answer to the club’s problems.
Given current centre-half Dedryck Boyata looks like he might’ve played his final game for the club, the Hoops have been forced to cast the net far and wide for potential defensive reinforcements, and Reyes is a name that keeps cropping up on social media.
The 25-year-old is currently a free agent, and wouldn’t require a transfer fee to sign, and has already been linked with several clubs in the English Premier League and Championship.
But, as of right now, Reyes remains without a club, having left Porto earlier this summer.
Capped more than 50 times by Mexico, Reyes has also played for Real Sociedad and Espanyol in La Liga, and is also an Olympic Gold medalist, who Porto forked out a €7 million transfer fee to sign back in 2013.
Reyes would seem to be well within Celtic’s budget and remit, and there’s plenty of fans who are urging the club’s hierarchy to make their move:
— larry bird (@larrybirdboston) August 16, 2018
Hi @CelticFC. Have a look at Diego Reyes, a Mexican centre back who has 53 appearances for his country and has captained them on multiple occasions. He is a free agent and is only 25 years old.
— Stand Up For Celtic (@StandForCeltic) August 18, 2018
Sell Boyata, and sign Diego Reyes @CelticFC
— Aidan Ritchie (@AidanRitchie27) August 11, 2018
Diego Reyes would be an unreal signing and that but fucking hell what a handsome bastard
— Paul (@P__67) August 19, 2018
The dream would be to get rid of Boyata, Simunovic and Commper then replace them with Diego Reyes, Bruma and McKenna.
3 at the back with Reyes, Bruma and Ajer with McKenna and Hendry backup would be unreal. Will never happen in a million years though.
— Jamie (@Jamie67_) August 20, 2018
If the board dont wanty splash cash go get mulumbu and diego reyes for fuckall
— KM (@kmccluskey67) August 18, 2018
I find it mental that we are over halfway through August and Diego Reyes is still a free agent.
— Conor (@ConorM67_) August 17, 2018
Hi, sign Diego Reyes, thanks.
— Rafiki 🏴 (@Dan_No_Plan) August 17, 2018
Would Diego Reyes be a hit in Scottish football?