Report: Celtic interested in summer move for Parma defender Zouhair Feddal

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Feddal has been linked with a summer move to Celtic.

As per a report in TMW, Celtic are keen on signing Feddal, and have already sent requests to open negotiations with the Moroccan international central defender.

Feddal currently turns out with Parma, and made 19 appearances in all competitions this season as the club failed to stay in Serie A. They are still under auction with no one willing to submit an offer to buy them, and all player contracts may be cancelled this summer should the situation not change.

The report claims that the Bhoys have already attempted to open negations with Feddal concerning a summer move to Parkhead, although two unnamed Premier League teams are also interested in the 26-year-old defender.

A centre-back, Feddal can also play as a full back on the left side, and in a more advanced wide midfield position, although it is the central defensive role that he favours.

As well as Parma, Feddal has spent time with Palermo and Robur Siena, and is a fully capped Moroccan international, having played seven times for his country.

Feddal is likely being target by Celtic as a replacement for Jason Denayer, with the defender set to return to parent club Manchester City this summer. He has experience of top flight football and a proven track record, and will add maturity to a young defensive unit.

Should Parma cancel his contract due to administration, there is the possibly that Celtic will be able to agree a free transfer for Feddal, making him a budget signing considering all the experience he has amassed in his career.

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