Report: Sevilla keen on surprise deal for Celtic's Emilio Izaguirre, asking price disclosed

Sevilla have reportedly joined Getafe in the race to sign Celtic's Emilio Izaguirre.

According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic defender Emilio Izaguirre is now being targeted by Sevilla, after interest from La Liga rivals Getafe.

Izaguirre, 29, joined Celtic from Motagua back in the summer of 2010 having starred for Honduras at the World Cup in South Africa, and he has continued to impress in Scotland.

The left back has now racked up nearly 250 appearances in almost six years at Celtic Park, becoming one of the club's longest serving players in the current squad.

However, teenager Kieran Tierney has emerged as Celtic's first-choice left back this season, and manager Ronny Deila has largely left Izaguirre on the bench for chunks of the campaign.

Now, The Scottish Sun report that La Liga side Sevilla - who have won the Europa League for the last two years - are keen on a surprise deal for Izaguirre, having joined Spanish rivals Getafe in the pursuit of the Honduran.

It's also suggested that any deal for Izaguirre would cost £750,000, with the Celtic hierarchy standing firm on that asking price considering the defender's contract situation.

Izaguirre has just over a year left on his deal at Celtic, and it seems that the Bhoys are more than happy to cash in on him this summer for a reasonable fee, rather than keep him on the bench and potentially lose him for nothing in the summer of 2017. 

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