Report suggests alleged Celtic target Strahinja Pavlovic set for £5.1m switch to Lazio

Strahinja Pavlovic of Partizan in action against during the UEFA Europa League Second Qualifying round Second Leg match between Partizan and Connah's Quay on August 1, 2019 in Belgrade,...

Celtic were reportedly interested in signing the towering defender.

Strahinja Pavlovic of Partizan in action during the Serbian Cup Final match between FK Crvena Zvezda and FK Partizan at stadium Rajko Mitic on May 23, 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Reported Celtic target Strahinja Pavlovic appears to be heading to Lazio from Partizan Belgrade, according to Serbian media outlet Telegraf.

The 18-year-old centre-back was a target for the Hoops, according to the Daily Record, with Neil Lennon performing a scouting mission on the youngster during Partizan's clash with Connah's Quay Nomads last month.

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Pavlovic seems to have all the ingredients needed to go on and become a real star in the game, so missing out on him will be a real blow for Celtic.

 

Serbian media outlet Telegraf claims that Juventus were also keen on signing the Serbia under-19 international, but his club have now agreed a deal with Lazio worth €5.5 million (£5.1 million) to take him to the Italian capital.

Partizan Belgrade's Strahinja Pavlovic during the Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round 1st Leg match between Connah's Quay Nomads and Partizan Belgrade on July 25, 2019 in Rhyl, Wales.

Central defence is definitely an area where Lennon will want to improve ahead of the transfer deadline at the end of this month, and it seems as though he will now have to look elsewhere.

Quite who Celtic will be targeting now, however, remains to be seen.

Connahs Quay Nomads' Jamie Insall vies for possession with Partizan Belgrade's Strahinja Pavlovic during the Europa League 2nd Qualifying Round 1st Leg match between Connah's Quay Nomads...

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