Report: Former Juventus star Motta mulls over one-year contract offer from Celtic

Celtic have been linked with a move for Marco Motta.

According to a report in the Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb, Celtic have offered Marco Motta a one-year contract, with the option of an extended deal with talks ongoing.

The 29-year-old right-back is currently a free agent after last appearing for Watford on a six-month deal towards the end of last season, helping the Hornets achieve promotion to the Premier League.

Motta is most renowned for his time at Juventus, spending five years at the Turn outfit during 2010-15 in a spell which saw him head out on loan three times to fellow Serie A clubs.

As reported by Tuttomercato, Motta is attracting plenty of interest, with the MLS and Celta Vigo two potential destinations, though the most forthcoming has been an offer from Glasgow.

“Sirens from Scotland. The former Juventus defender, currently free, has an offer of one year plus a further option from Glasgow Celtic. Talks are ongoing while Motta reflects,” the report states.

Motta is undoubtedly a talented player, having once been a regular at AS Roma and earning a move to Juventus while also receiving international recognition with Italy.

At 29, he still has plenty to offer and Celtic could be getting quite a coup if a deal comes off.

The Scottish Premiership champions are looking strong on the domestic front but their hopes of Europa League progression look to be in doubt following last week’s defeat at home to Molde.

The Hoops have a youthful looking squad and the addition of one or two experienced pros could be of great benefit, especially players with the ability of Motta.

Once played as a wing-back, the former Juventus man offers plenty going forward and in spite of his inactivity in recent seasons, he could well be a big hit at Parkhead.

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