Report: Celtic plotting deadline day move for Zakaria Bakkali

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Celtic are reportedly set to make a deadline day approach for PSV Eindhoven winger Zakaria Bakkali.

According to the Sunday Mail, Celtic are to make a deadline day approach for PSV Eindhoven winger Zakaria Bakkali.

The Belgium international is due to be out of contract in the summer, when he would be available as a free agent.

The Sunday Mail reports that: “Bakkali is stalling on a new deal with the Dutch club. That’s left the door open for Celts to swoop before tomorrow night’s transfer window deadline.”

If PSV are unable to put fresh terms in place, they would be open to offers – rather than risk losing the player for nothing.

Bekkali has fallen out of favour under Phillip Cocu and will be eager to find regular first-team football.

It could be that he is offered those opportunities in Glasgow.

The article linking him with Celtic suggests that a cut-price £750,000 deal may be enough to lure the 19-year-old to Scotland.

Would a deal make sense?

Added creativity would be welcomed at Parkhead, as Celtic endeavour to put clear daylight between themselves and the chasing pack in the Scottish Premiership title race.

Ronny Deila has not been operating with out-and-out wingers of late, but that is not to say that they do not fit into his system.

Bekkali could be a useful option to have at his disposal and, while still in his teens, would be an addition for the present and future.

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